I have a tree in my backyard that is bright orange at this time. It’s beautiful! It also reminds me that winter is just around the corner. But before that happens, I’m so excited to tell you that I have a new book that is coming out. It’s called We Are Their Voice: Todays’ youth respond to the Holocaust. This book is a collection of short stories about the Holocaust that have been written by young people across Canada, parts of the U.S., Italy, and Australia.
This all began as a writing project a couple of years ago. I sent out a call around the world for meaningful stories about the Holocaust, and 45 schools responded. I received over 250 submissions of which 85 have been published in this book, along with a dozen drawings. I’m so proud of this new book and the writing that has been done by the young people who contributed.
And more good news! We are launching We Are Their Voice on Sunday, November 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Northern District Toronto Public Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (near Yonge and Eglinton). I’ll be joined by a number of the young people who wrote stories for the book. It should be a fantastic event. So please come out, meet these young writers, and join in the celebration of the launch of this book.