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May 28, 2018

It was a memorable kick off to Memorial Day weekend when Jewish survivor Eva Schloss spoke to a large crowd in Rock Island, Illinois on Friday, May 25. I've been fortunate to have met Eva twice before and her children's book was captured by two exchange students years...

January 15, 2018

With a heavy heart, I'm sharing the news of the passing of Esther Schiff on 1/11/2018. She is the last of of the original three subjects for A BOOK by ME. Esther wanted to have her story preserved but couldn't imagine speaking in a classroom as nightmares of the horror...

January 4, 2018

A children's book about World War II veteran John Gualtier of Vinton, Iowa has been written and illustrated by two students from the Rockridge school district in Illinois. Barbed Wire Wings is the title of the ten page children book written about John's horrific experi...

October 31, 2017


Colours of Friendship

This book was written and illustrated by students who are descendents of Viola Ruffner and Booker T. Washington. Their family's friendship has lasted over 150 years. Booker Taliaferro was born a mulatto slave in Franklin County, Virginia. As...

October 25, 2017

Congratulations to Andrew Ball and Mackenzie Rice from Bettendorf school district in Iowa!  Thanks for telling the important story of Jewish survivor Yvonne Aronson. As a hidden child, she survived the war and came to America with her mother after it ended. Although sh...

July 10, 2017

A BOOK by ME is featured in the publication called Federation News by the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities! Read our page below.

Click on the image to view Plight of Ethiopian Girls on Amazon. 

April 14, 2017

Pam Johnson, Regent of the Rebecca Parke Chapter of DAR in Galesburg, Illinois invests her time helping students document important stories for A BOOK by ME by serving as a writing coach.

The fruit of her labor is the preservation of WWII stories from her area. Now gene...