At the launch of We Are Their Voice!
I’m still reeling from the overwhelming turn out for the launch of We Are Their Voice: Young people respond to the Holocaust.
I couldn’t keep exact count, but there were hundreds of people crammed (and I do mean CRAMMED) into the conference space at the Northern District public library in Toronto. Many of the young people who wrote stories and drew pictures for We Are Their Voice
travelled in for the launch, along with their families, neighbours, teachers, and friends. A young man who wrote a story for the book later emailed me and said, “The launch today, though jam-packed with bodies, was also jam-packed with a contagious energy striving to remember, in all ways possible, this dark period in our history.” It was the perfect response to the day!
My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you who have been part of this remarkable project! It’s been a memorable two years. I continue to say that of my 16 books, I’m perhaps proudest of this one - and I hardly wrote a word! But this book fulfills my personal mandate to pass the torch of responsibility for remembering this time in history on to the next generation. I’m so proud of everyone involved!
And now, on to the next book. Stay tuned!