THREE STARS makes 7th grade required reading list

Honored that my book, THREE STARS IN THE NIGHT SKY, is included on this 7th grade required reading list for 2019-2020 at Maui Waena Intermediate School in Kahului, Hawaii! A 2018 Junior Library Guild selection - At the age of 12, Gerda Katz fled Nazi Germany and came to America all by herself as an "unaccompanied minor." Gerda's story of family separation reflects the dislocating trauma, culture shock, and excruciating ...

The Unwanted: My Mother (Five stars) The Unwanted is my family story, too. I have come to know the people in my mother's small town in Germany -- Stockstadt am Rhein -- where our family lived for over 200 years. My mother and her sister escaped Germany, but the Nazis murdered my grandparents. Families of both victims and perpetrators continue to wrestle with the legacy of the Holocaust. I've written about this subject ...

The Storks!

When my mother was a little girl living in Stockstadt, Germany in the 1930s, storks made their large nest in the bell tower of the old Rathaus. My mother remembers that she could recognize each bird and she would name them. When the weather turned cold, the birds would migrate to Africa to have their own babies. Every spring, she would wait for her "friends" to return. On the first ...

Hugs and flowers from a 5th grader

Marking the end of a year of wonderful school visits, fifth graders at Oak Ridge Elementary School present roses to my mother and me.

Blogger details school visit to Century Middle School in Orland Park

Love hearing from students!

Just received this beautiful thank-you note from Chatham High School students in Chatham, NY. After they read STUMBLING ON HISTORY, I SKYPED with them last month. They showed me their projects of atonement for our national crimes. Very moving!
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