Educational Resources

Vintage Verity

  • Here's a cool craft project that the Never Ending Readers' book group at the San Jose Public Library had fun making while they discussed Code Name Verity in March 2017. There are complete instructions on the library blog - follow the link. https://www.sjpl.org/blog/bookish-crafts-morse-code-...Read more
  • (originally posted 6 October 2011) Crossposted to my Dreamwidth blog, where you can read all about this project to make my own winter coat from a 1940s French pattern. https://ewein2412.dreamwidth.org/2011/09/26/Read more
  • (originally posted 21 September 2011) For the uninitiated, WAAF stands for Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (and it's pronounced waf to rhyme with laugh if you're American, or to rhyme with caff' if you're British). Another friend (not the knitting one) sent me this knitting pattern for my birthday last...Read more

Reading and writing resources

  • Book Trust’s excellent “Writing Tips for Teens” with links to next steps: http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/teenagers/writing-tips/ Scottish Book Trust’s opportunities for young writers: http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/writing/opportunities-for-writers/young-writers Teen Ink www.teenink.com/...Read more
  • One of the questions that came up in an interview I did with Diana Sousa for Books(Dot)Con in 2016 was about the We Need Diverse Books-inspired “Own Voices” hashtag (#OwnVoices), which I hadn’t then heard of. When Diana asked me about it, my kneejerk reaction was to whine, “But what about ME? Don’t...Read more

Study guides

  • These thoughtful study guides are written by Rachael Walker and published by Disney Hyperion. Click here for the Study Guide for Code Name Verity. Click here for the Study Guide for Rose Under Fire. Click here for the Study Guide for Black Dove, White Raven . The Scottish Book Trust has also put...Read more

Women pilots, World War II

  • Soviet: Night Witches - Wikipedia Night Witches - Seize the Sky Night Witches - The Atlantic American: WASP - Women Airforce Service Pilots - Wikipedia Wings Across America - WASP on the Web Texas Women's University WASP history WASP Museum British: Air Transport Auxiliary - Wikipedia Air Transport...Read more
  • Soviet: Night Witches - Wikipedia Night Witches - Seize the Sky Night Witches - The Atlantic American: WASP - Women Airforce Service Pilots - Wikipedia Wings Across America - WASP on the Web Texas Women's University WASP history WASP Museum British: Air Transport Auxiliary - Wikipedia Air Transport...Read more

Ravensbrück

  • I recently had a request from a student writing a "newspaper" article on Ravensbrück who wanted to know specifics on timing, events and individual prisoners, so I thought I'd post a few links here for anyone with similar interests: Ravensbrück Memorial Site Ravensbrück timeline (dates and events)...Read more
  • In August 2012 I spent a week at the Ravensbrück Memorial site taking part in a seminar called the European Summer School which is held there annually. The links below take you to the blog posts I wrote while I was there, along with photographs of the site as it is now. Part I Part IIRead more

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