Daily Herald covers author visit for all-school reads program

The Rock Star of Middle Schools!

Students delight in meeting Edith, Westerfeld, FSC's mother and the subject of her books. Edith, who is 94 years old now, is living history. She tells students of her childhood experiences during the Holocaust.

Another presentation at Algonquin Middle School

Seattle History blog features THREE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY

Exhibit features 1941 letter from Gerda Katz’s family in Dominican Republic

My mother's best friend from the ship, Gerda Katz, had saved over 170 letters from her family, who had escaped Nazi Germany to the Dominican Republic in the 1930s. (I included a few of these letters in my book, THREE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY.) Gerda, who also fled Germany as a 12-year-old unaccompanied minor, was sent to Seattle. She was separated from her family for over 21 years. One ...

SKYPE with 7th graders
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