I received this email from Casa Italia in Stone Park, IL. Please contact the author directly if you wish to participate.
I am currently working, with another author, on a book to share the experiences of people who were children or teens during the Second World War.
Our book, for middle school and high school readers, strives to cover people from as many of the participating nations as possible since it is the human not chronological war story that is most significant here. It takes the story out of battlefield and into the home and heart. It is unique in its presentation of stories that have, for the most part, never been published and its international focus lends a view of the war for and from children. Period photographs will be collected for the illustrations. Maps and timelines will also be part of the stories.
I am hoping to contact some of the people who have participated in your museum’s family history projects. Can you connect me with any individuals willing to share their stories with us? You can certainly give them our contact information or ask permission for us to contact them directly.
The authors are Denise Perry Donavin and Jean M. Conklin Denise is a journalist (a former Daily herald columnist), librarian and author, who has most recently edited the two memoir collections for the Lest We Forget veterans’ organization of Southwest Michigan. Jean, a retired reading teacher, also contributed to the Lest We Forget titles as a transcriber and copy editor and is currently writing children’s books with a historical focus.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Denise Perry Donavin