Books

Of Better Blood

Teenage polio survivor Rowan Collier is caught in the crossfire of a secret war against "the unfit."

 

It's 1922, and eugenics—the movement dedicated to racial purity and good breeding—has taken hold in America. State laws allow institutions to sterilize minorities, the "feeble-minded," and the poor, while local eugenics councils set up exhibits at county fairs with "fitter family" contests and propaganda.

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After years of being confined to hospitals, Rowan is recruited at sixteen to play a born cripple in a county fair eugenics exhibit. But gutsy, outspoken Dorchy befriends Rowan and helps her realize her own inner strength and bravery. The two escape the fair and end up at a summer camp on a desolate island run by the New England Eugenics Council.

 

There they discover something is happening to the children. Rowan must find a way to stop the horrors on the island…if she can escape them herself.

Teaching the Diary of Anne Frank

This sensitively written, scrupulously researched guide provides the critical background information and resources you'll need to teach The Diary of Anne Frank and place it in the context of the Holocaust. ​

For use with Grades 5 & Up.

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My War Years 

(featuring poetry by Susan Moger)

Susan Moger was commissioned to write a series of poems to accompany the powerful photographs in this memoir, by New York Fire Department Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn.

The book includes Dunn's brushes with death, rising up the ranks during the 1960s and '70s War Years, his best fires and worst firefighting mistakes, how luck and toughness helped him survive, seeing the rough and tumble political life of fire headquarters, and of course Susan's poetry. 

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