Powerful book-The Street Sweeper-examines Civil Rights struggles and Nazi crimes against humanity
The District’s K-12 Holocaust Studies and K-12 African and African-American Studies offices have received a generous grant from inSIGHT Through Education and are inviting staff throughout the District to participate in a read together of The Street Sweeper by Eliot Perlman. The inside cover states “From the Civil Rights struggle in the United States to the Nazi crimes against humanity in Europe, there are more stories than people passing one another every day on the bustling streets of every crowded city. Only some stories survive to become history.” The stories are powerful and compelling. The Street Sweeper deals with memory, love, guilt, heroism, the extremes of racism and unexpected kindness, spans the twentieth century to the present, and spans the globe from New York to Chicago to Auschwitz” said Maureen Carter, Holocaust Studies program planner.
An Edmodo page is being created for comments and two face- to- face meetings are being arranged for discussion. A chat with the author, who’s in Australia, is being planned for January. The chat with Mr. Perlman will follow a visit to Palm Beach Lakes High School and inSIGHT Through Education from Dr. Leon Bass, author of Good Enough, One Man’s Memoir on the Price of the Dream. Dr. Bass was a nineteen-year-old when he participated as a liberator of the concentration camp at Buchenwald.
Holocaust Studies and African and African –American Studies have a total of 48 books to distribute on a first come, first served basis. (After the read-together, the books will be re-cycled to high schools for student use.) Others are welcome to purchase the hard copy book, or an e-book version for their Kindle, Nook, or iPad.
Contact Ms. Carter, 561.434-8933 or email@example.com for more information.
inSIGHT Through Education is a not-for-profit organization with a purpose of inspiring and educating through lessons learned from the Holocaust and Genocides to eliminate prejudice and encourage respect in schools and communities.