On Sunday, April 11, a two-hour British version of The Diary of Anne Frank premieres on PBS. The new issue of People magazine (4/12) says it presents Anne as “a very real teenage girl: brash, flirty, moody” and gives it 4 of a possible 4 stars.

PBS is also inviting “the next generation of independent media makers and storytellers ages 13 and up to create [their] own diary online, using video, audio or still images.” The deadline is May 31st. More information is available here.

This is a good opportunity to revive interest in Francine Prose’s fascinating look at Anne Frank as a writer and how the 1959 movie managed to make her more famous, but less interesting than she appears in the Diary.

Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife
Francine Prose
Retail Price: $24.99
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 006143079X / 9780061430794

Adobe EPUB eBook available from OverDrive.

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