I bet you did not know that September 8th is International Literacy Day! It’s one of the most important days of the year. As a writer, I know that it would be impossible to write without having read the work of other writers, including poets, historians, essayists, short story writers, novelists, and memoirists, among others. Today is a day to pick out a book that you have always wanted to read and start reading, even if it is only a few pages at a time. I guarantee that you will learn something that you have never known and it might even change your perspective on life—if only a little. Some suggestions: To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, John Adams by David McCullough, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, and a new book by my colleague, Barbara Bergren, called, Witness for My Father. I hope you will also check out my books, Sidonia’s Thread and Surviving Remnant, the first two volumes in the Sidonia’s Thread trilogy!
After working with a wonderful team, including professors, students, and consultants during a worldwide pandemic, we have finally completed our preparatory work for the traveling exhibition, Sidonia’s Thread: Crafting a Life from Holocaust to High Fashion.