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“Anne Frank’s Chesnut Tree” is an easy reader about the life of one of the most well-known Holocaust victims. (Submitted photo)

BOOKS: Short book about Anne Frank packs a powerful punch

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By Jean Patrick Republic Book Columnist

A girl sits on the dusty floor of an attic. She looks through a window at the bare branches of a chestnut tree that sparkles with dew.


She thinks, “As long as this exists … how can I be sad?”

The girl is Anne Frank. She has not been outside for 597 days.

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