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Miep and the Most Famous Diary
The Woman Who Rescued Anne Frank's Diary

(Sleeping Bear Press, 2019)

The first ever picture book biography about Miep Gies, the woman who saved Anne Frank's diary. This touching story follows Miep's journey of rescuing, then facing her feelings about, the diary of the beloved girl whose family she helped hide away for two years—which became one of the most read books in the world.

I had the honor of meeting Miep Gies in person over 20 years ago, when I was a newspaper journalist covering her visit to the United States from her home in Amsterdam. Watching her talk to children about Anne Frank and compassion, I was so touched and inspired to share her story with generations to come.

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* A Mighty Girl Books of the Year Pick *

* "A beautifully realized homage." - Kirkus, starred review

* "A truly valuable resource." - School Library Journal, starred review

* "Highly recommended." - The Jewish Book Council

* Endorsed by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect


* Inclusive Storytime Best of 2019 Picture Books - Most Inspiring Winner

More lovely reviews here and here. More about the book's relevance here.

Watch Meeg on a panel discussing the book & Miep's life story!
See Meeg Read & Discuss the Book at
The Museum of Tolerance!
Meeg holding up Miep book
Learn About Meeg's Writing Process!
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