Book- A- Day Almanac for reminding me that today is National Paper Clip Day. When I think of paper clips I always think of today's book.
Six Million Paper Clips: The Making of the Children's Holocaust Memorial by Peter W. Schroeder and Dagmar Schroeder-Hildebrand is a wonderful way for children to learn about the Holocaust. It is a difficult subject to learn about but this book helps explain it. This is true story about middle school children in TN who started a project to collect six million paperclips in order to understand the immensity of six million people dying during WW II. The German couple who wrote the book are also journalists that helped the children and school acquire a railroad car (which is also significant) to store the paperclips. When I first heard this story I got chills, it is such a wonderful way to teach history.