Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This past year has been full of the Holocaust for me. Since publishing "Tutti’s Promise" 11 months ago I have been speaking about the Holocaust and sharing what my mother experienced during those dreadful years. I have spoken at high schools and middle schools, public schools and private schools, … Continue reading #WeRemember
I received a delightful postcard from Europe yesterday. One of my primary sources is a woman who, like my mother, was also in Westerbork as a child. She had previously written and thanked me for sending her a copy of Tutti's Promise. This time she was writing to tell me what she thought of it. … Continue reading Captured Time
I arrived at the Mandell JCC at 5pm with my husband. We brought all my books, posters, artifacts, etc. upstairs to the room where the launch was to take place in two hours. The room was hot. There were a lot of chairs. And I was nervous. We met Kathy, the coordinator for Voices of … Continue reading 3…2….1…Launch!
A few weeks ago my husband handed me a book. He told me I should read it before I finished writing all the discussion questions for Tutti’s Promise. He has been working in schools his entire professional life and knows something about education. The title is Understanding by Design and it is written by Grant … Continue reading A Teacher, a Student, and a Lesson Plan
Last week I was so excited when I finally received a package with advance copies of Tutti’s Promise. After working on the book for five years I was finally holding it in my hand. I videoed myself while I opened the package to catch my own reaction and posted the video on my personal Facebook … Continue reading Soft Launch