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My Name is Anne, she said, Anne Frank and Inheriting Anne Frank (Mijn naam is Anne, Anne Frank en De Erflaters)

Instead of contenting herself with writing about Anne Frank, van Maarsen presents her experiences of war via the story of her own family and then relates her struggle to uphold the truth in our memories of her childhood friend. Both moving and gripping, van Maarsen takes hold of the reader and refuses to let go until the last page is turned.
Evène (website)

This family history contains more exciting material than many a novel. As our memory of the past grows vague or overgrown with myths, memoires such as these become ever more essential.
Jüdische Allgemeine

Archieves something unique: a clear and personal perspective on a legend.
Hessischer Rundfunk

An animated autobiographical portrait of life in the Netherlands during the Nazi terror.
American Library Association

Your best Friend Anne (Je beste vriendin Anne)
Much more than a book about Anne Frank, this is first and foremost the story of Jacqueline van Maarsen. By describing her own bizarre life in such a clever manner she has managed to bring an important period of history back to life for children of today. The Griffel jury recognised this extraordinary achievement and rightly awarded the book a "Zilveren Griffel".