Student Book Club | April 23 | 11am-12pm | The Yellow Star House with author Paul Regelbrugge
Author, teacher, and Holocaust educator Paul Regelbrugge will read from his book, The Yellow Star House, and engage students in discussion. The Yellow Star House recounts the remarkable true story of one boy's survival in a protected house in Hungary.
Paul Regelbrugge, a teacher in Spokane, WA at the time, asked Holocaust survivor Robert Holczer to come and speak to his 6th grade class. His students were enthralled by the unique story of Robert and the motivations of his rescuer. Paul and Robert became friends over the last decade of Robert's life and Paul became one of the few people trusted to record Robert's story.
From these stories and interviews comes Paul's first book, and one of the first books on this inspirational story of the rescue of 400 Jews in the middle of Budapest, Hungary.
What do students in the book club do?
Students in the book club will read the book The Yellow Star House and join in a conversation with Paul on April 23 from 11am-12pm via Zoom. (You do not need to have a Zoom account to join the conversation. We will send you a link to use.) This is a chance for students to connect with each other, talk about the story, and discuss inspiring people and stories.
How do I get the book The Yellow Star House?
How old do you need to be to participate?
This book is recommended for grades 7 and up.
When and where does the book club meet?
This is a virtual book club, so students from anywhere can participate. The first meeting is on April 23, 11am-12pm. We will send out a link on Zoom that you use to join the meeting.