“Mrs. Fishman’s presentation provided our students with a valuable example of the use of primary and secondary sources in research. . . . Mrs. Fishman created a narrative of her own process using visuals, including documents she found, pictures of her mother as a young girl, and photos of the building and surroundings in Amsterdam where her mother’s family hid. As an educator I was thrilled to have an author reveal the writing process to our students as an authentic task. What better way to show this than to have an author present her work of historical fiction about her own mother surviving the Holocaust!”

Matt Hopkins – grade 7 Language Arts Teacher — Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School