I spoke in three eighth grade classrooms at the Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles today. The kids were so sweet and seemed impressed with the book series. They especially liked the Anne Frank / Iowa connection and the story of Eva Schloss (whose mother married Otto Frank after the war). It appeared history came alive for the students when I talked about my young author's accomplishments.
A teacher stopped me afterward saying her students were excited to write a story and at the same time, two girls came up and said they couldn't wait to get started. There are so many stories to tell in the Los Angeles area so it's very exciting to think of these students searching for stories to tell.
I'm honored to be speaking at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH) so if you know anyone in the LA area who is free at noon tomorrow, tell them to stop by.