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Author: Inge Auerbacher Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2016 ISBN: 9781449828158
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Inge Auerbacher is a happy German girl when the nightmare begins. Six-year-old Inge is made to wear a yellow star to identify her as a Jew. As the Nazis gain power, her family is subjected to greater and greater horrors. Their home and citizenship are taken away. Inge’s relatives are sent away, and she and her parents are forced into the Terezin concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.

Background material on Hitler, the Nazi plan, and World War II provides a helpful context for understanding Inge’s experiences. But it is Inge’s own story, told from a child’s point of view, and sprinkled liberally with her poems, that makes this chapter of world history personal and compelling. I Am a Star will take its place among the classics of Holocaust literature—alongside such works as Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Night. Narrator Suzanne Toren artistically conveys the book’s full gamut of feelings—from playful innocence to utter horror.

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  • “A moving story…[the author’s] perspective, while chilling, pierces the heart with memorable imagery.”

    Publisher’s Weekly

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 12/15/2013

    " I always enjoy Holocaust books (OK, maybe that sounds twisted). But I love to read about how people overcome such unimaginable difficulties. But I wouldn't necessarily recommend this book--it's not very well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacey | 8/5/2013

    " A very quick read, as it is a small paperback, but gives an interesting view into what it was like to be apart of and survive, the holocaust. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 8/2/2013

    " I could have done without the poetry. It took me out of the "feel" of the memoir. I would have happily traded the poetry for more details. The photos and drawings were wonderful touches, however. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 9/27/2012

    " This is definately geared toward middle-school students. Unfortuntely, it lacks the power of many similar memiors. It was just an okay book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/8/2012

    " The poems in this short biography are so inspiring. I read this as part of a unit study for the Holocaust and we enjoyed the message the author brought through her life experience and poems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nael | 4/5/2011

    " This book is an autobiography about Inge Auerbacher and her struggles during the holocaust. She explains the war and what hitler would do to the jews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 3/26/2011

    " I only read this because Isaac did and asked me to. It is good for what it is - a personal account of a holocaust survivor with some basic history. I cannot bear any more WWII reading, but this is a good and very basic intro. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah22 | 11/16/2010

    " I think that this was a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 11/10/2010

    " heart-wrenching. there were moments i wanted to throw up reading about their living conditions; however, i think it's a book everyone should read. we can't forget what was done (and what may still be happening for some). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 8/23/2010

    " The book provides a clear background on the history, beliefs and rise of Hitler. The book is enhanced with photographs, maps, and artwork. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashleynicole | 6/15/2010

    " One of my favorite books. "

About the Author

Inge Auerbacher was born in Germany and spent three years between the ages of seven and ten in the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Inge and her parents immigrated to America in May 1946. Inge has been lecturing on the Holocaust since 1981, and has spoken to thousands of people in the United States, Canada, and Germany. She is fluent in German and English.

About the Narrator

Suzanne Toren, award-winning narrator, has over thirty years of experience in narration. She was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. She has won the American Foundation for the Blind’s Scourby Award for Narrator of the Year, AudioFile magazine named her the 2009 Best Voice in Nonfiction & Culture, and she is the recipient of multiple Earphones Awards. She performs on and off Broadway and in regional theaters and has appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas.