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Anne Frank diary published as comic book

A graphic novel version of Anne Frank’s biography was released in the Netherlands.

The 160-page book, launched July 9, uses text and illustrations to tell Anne’s story and make connections between her life and historical events during the period.

According to Anne Frank House Museum spokeswoman Annemarie Bekker, the Amsterdam museum wants to use the book to make Anne’s story more available to teenagers from age 14.

“Not everyone has read Anne Frank’s diary,” she said in a statement to CNN. “The mission of the museum is to make the life story of Anne Frank accessible to as large an audience as possible, especially the younger generations.”

The biography was written by Sid Jacobson and illustrated by Ernest Colon, both Americans. They also co-created the best-selling graphic novel “The 9/11 Commission Report.” Publisher Hill & Wang plans to release the book in the United States next month and Macmillan will publish it in Britain in the fall, with translations in German, Italian and French also planned.

Bekker said the museum plans to include the book in classroom teaching materials.