From School Library Journal
Grade 5-9?In this clear introduction to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Ayer explans why it is located in this country and then takes readers through the building, interpreting the connection between the architecture, the exhibits, and the actual events and individuals that it commemorates. Although the author does speak to the feelings one may have when visiting the museum, she does not sensationalize the horrors of the Holocaust, focusing instead on the necessity of remembering in order to prevent history from repeating itself. The book is liberally illustrated with full-color and black-and-white photos. For those young people who will use this title as preliminary material for an actual visit, it is an excellent explanation of the proscribed route dictated by the exhibits. However, for those whose only exposure to this remarkable and moving remembrance of the Holocaust will come through this book, the tone is a bit too dry to link readers emotionally to it. A useful and interesting look at how a major museum came to be.?Sharon Grover, Arlington County Department of Libraries, VA
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