As many of you know I returned to my home state of Iowa a couple of years ago. I love my home state, there are a lot of great things happening here, and I try to support as many as I can. I grew about less than half an hour from Danville, so I’m happy to share this project. Please consider sending a postcard and let them know you’re a librarian (or not) and where you work and live!
From the flyer
Anne Frank’s Iowa Connection – Few know it but the most famous face in the Holocaust had a pen pal in Danville, Iowa named Juanita Wagner. Anne sent a letter and a postcard from her vast collection to young Juanita. This has inspired the students of Danville schools to launch a postcard campaign. Their goal is to collect 1.5 million postcards in remembrance of the 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust.
It’s a great project for classrooms across America to experience. They also hope to get postcards from abroad. Please tell another teacher about this amazing project today and help the kids in Danville reach their goal!
In 1940 Anne searched a map of Iowa and wrote she had a hard time finding Danville but she did find Burlington. Two teenage girls from Burlington wrote and illustrated a children’s book about Anne’s Iowa connection in 2012. Oceans Apart is published in the A BOOK by ME series. Book titles by area young authors are available at www.abookbyme.com.
Send postcards to:
419 S Main Street
Danville, Iowa – 52623