After you have read Number the Stars, answer the following discussion questions:
1. How are Annemarie and Ellen alike? How are they different?
2. How does Annemarie behave around the German soldiers? How does Kristi? Why might the sisters behave so differently?
3. What could the people of Denmark do to help the Jewish people?
4. Do you think Annemarie is brave? Why?
5. Why does Annemarie want to wear Ellen's necklace until she returns?
6. What does the title Number the Stars mean? Does the title fit the story?
7. Number the Stars won the Newbery Award for writing in 1990. Why do you think this was a good selection?