Diary of Anne Frank made into graphic novel
12 Jul 2010
A graphic novel is to be created, based on the Diary of Anne Frank, one of the most read texts of the 20th century.
The Diary of Anne Frank
by Jewish schoolgirl Anne Frank will be transformed into a graphic novel in order to encourage teenagers to read her story.
The Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam has launched the graphic novel with the hope of bringing her story about the second world war and the Nazis to a wider audience.
It will be created by American author Sid Jacobson and artist Ernie Colon – the team behind the best-selling graphic novel of the 9/11 commission report.
The novel will be released in the US later this month and will reach British shores in the autumn.
Spokeswoman Annemarie Bekker said: "Not everyone will read the diary. The one doesn't exclude the other."
The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most read books to emerge from the Holocaust and sees 13-year-old Anne writes about her first-hand experiences while hiding with her family in Amsterdam.
Posted by Mitchell Davids