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The Devil's Arithmetic
by Jane Yolen
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1.Why doesn't Hannah want to celebrate Passover with her family?
 
2."She knew she was Hannah. She knew because she remembered." (p. 26) What role does memory play in this story? Why is remembering so important?
 
3.How did the people's Jewish faith help them?
 
4.Did Hannah's knowledge of the future help her and the others? If so, how?
 
5."Without laughter, there is no hope. Without hope there is no life." (p. 101) Do you think those words are true? Why or why not?
 
6.Is there a scene that especially stands out for you?
 
7.What is the meaning of the title? Do you think that it's a good title for the book?
 
8.How does Hannah change throughout the course of the story?
 
9.How does this book compare with some other books about World War II and/or the Holocaust that you may have read?
 
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http://www.janeyolen.com
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