The novel is based on a first-hand account and focuses on the experiences of characters the same age as secondary students. It provides an opportunity for deep learning and exploration of courage, adversity, upstander behaviour and resilience. As such, it is ideal for inclusion in a quality Holocaust Education program, as described in:
Holocaust Education – Delivery Requirements: Characteristics of a quality Holocaust Education program | education.vic.gov.au
Written by Michelle Prawer, our highly detailed Teachers Notes link to English, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students engage in critical and creative thinking and are encouraged to develop ethical and intercultural understanding. Personal and social capability will be enriched through learning to work with others on the projects suggested in the Notes.
Suzy Zail is also available for school visits and Q&As. She can be contacted here.