The lessons of the Holocaust are more relevant today than . . .

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Teacher's guide

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writing assignment prompts and critical thinking exercises

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The lessons of the Holocaust are more relevant today than . . .

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Teacher's guide

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writing assignment prompts and critical thinking exercises

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The lessons of the Holocaust should never be forgotten.  When I set out to write my grandmother’s story, it was with the intention of teaching future generations a message of tolerance and empathy for others.  In today's climate, this message resonates more than ever.

I am honored to be part of the Speaker’s Bureau and Interpreter Program at the Holocaust and Humanity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.  One of the major themes the Center promotes is being an "Upstander," . . . someone who speaks out against bullying and injustice.  Through my work with the museum, and utilizing examples from What She Lost, I explore this subject with students, as well as speak about my own family's experience and how we can learn from the past.  I am also a select member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program in Mason City Schools. 

I am happy to use What She Lost as a tool to speak to individual classes, schools, libraries, or any other venue.  I am able to tailor my presentation to fit your needs, and am happy to speak about the writing process as well.  If you are an educator and are interested in arranging an appearance, please fill out the neighboring form and I will respond shortly. 

  • Suggested reading level: 8th and up

  • Downloadable Teacher's Guide below (updated Lesson Plan with activities coming soon)

  • Writing prompts and critical thinking exercises available

  • Ideal for history, social studies, language arts, current events, and creative writing curriculums

Multiple Perspective Student Report

8th Grader

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TEACHER TESTIMONY

  • "Hi Melissa, I wanted to drop a quick note to say that my students who read What She Lost LOVED it. One student said she loved it so much that she wants to read more books like it."  - Beth LeBlanc, Freshman English, Sycamore High School, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • "Melissa, I am so grateful for the time you spent sharing your grandmother's story with us.  It was a day that I - and many of the students - will never forget!  Your presence in front of the classroom was so natural and poised . . . Very impressive!"  -Katie Lin, 8th Grade English, Mason Middle School, Mason, Ohio

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