#FiveStarFriday!

5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read! By SAO
“I am a high school student and chose to read 94 Maidens as my summer reading novel. The characters and story lines really moved me and will stick with me for a long time. Rhonda Fink-Whitman was a guest speaker at my school recently and spoke about her book and life story to us. It was an experience that I will never forget. The book generated a great discussion for my classmates and I, and really put the Holocaust in a new perspective for us. This book truly touched my heart and I would very highly recommend it because it really impacted my life.”
 
Wow! What an amazing recommendation from a high school student who CHOSE to read 94 Maidens on a summer break and was moved, touched, and IMPACTED by both the book and the classroom presentation in such a positive way! I am humbled, honored, and incredibly lifted by this precious 5-star review on Amazon! Thank you, SAO from the bottom of my heart! It’s reactions like yours that reinforce the importance of reading 94 Maidens in the classroom and substantiates my efforts bringing the story and the lessons of the Holocaust to incredible students like you! With love ~ Rhonda

B’nai B’rith Educators Unit Speaking Engagement and Book Signing!

What a lovely evening we had last night speaking to the B’nai B’rith Educators Unit about the book 94 Maidens and our mission to promote Holocaust education! Thank you for the delicious dinner and the beautiful Hatikvah Circle of Hope Youth Services Award! It was a pleasure meeting all of you and we hope that you’ll love reading 94 Maidens so much that you’ll use it in your classrooms and recommend it to your colleagues for use in curriculum as well!

See lots more pics at and please give us a like at our 94 Maidens Facebook page!

Happy 80th Birthday to “the kid on the cover!!!”

Last weekend we celebrated Tania’s birthday in a big way! “The kid on the cover” of #94Maidens as she likes to call herself turned 80! And 80 never looked so good! No one can deny that she’s come a long way! Please join us in wishing her a very Healthy and Happy 80th birthday! Til 120, Tania!!! Much love always!     

This is why we do it! :)

Had to share this email 94 Maidens author Rhonda Fink-Whitman received from one of the students she met last week at Cardinal O’Hara High School

“Hello Mrs. Fink-Whitman,
I just wanted to thank you for coming to my school to speak about your book and life last Friday. 94 Maidens was truly inspiring to read, and really gave me a new perspective on the Holocaust and even life itself. I haven’t read a book that was that powerful and meaningful in a very long time. Thank you for sharing your story in such an amazing and personal way. It really made an impact on my life.”

This is why the book was written and this is why we’ll never stop championing mandated Holocaust education.
This is why we do it. Our hearts are completely full. 

94 Maidens participates in Cardinal O’Hara High School’s Adopt a Book Program!

94 Maidens was proud to participate in Cardinal O’Hara High School’s “Adopt a Book” program! Students chose to read 94 Maidens during their summer break and author Rhonda Fink-Whitman appeared today to discuss the book with the students. The reception was awesome! The students said that they found the book to be very meaningful and that they related to the story and the characters in many ways. Plus, they now know more about the Holocaust than they did before. Rhonda says that makes her soooo happy because that’s exactly why she wrote it!!  Many thanks to Cardinal O’Hara and Gravy Wars author, Lorraine Ranalli for the kind invitation to participate!! See more pics at our 94 Maidens Facebook page!

#FiveStarFriday!

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! By S. Vanhoose Top Contributor: TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 23, 2018
 
“This was a great book and an easy read. The best thing about this is that it brings the Holocaust to the present. Rather than being a detached history lesson, it connects it to the present, as we trace the journey of a “real” modern-day woman as she uncovers her tragic family history. The book is written on a middle school to high school level, but is also a good read for adults. It also touches on a few issues that are not mentioned much in many other Holocaust memoirs. Great book to add to your collection of WWII memoirs!”
 
Thank you, S. Vanhoose! Your awesome 5-star review on Amazon.com is so very thoughtful, insightful, and much appreciated! I understand that you are a H.S. teacher and I hope you’ll consider using 94 Maidens in your classroom! Be sure to download the free Teacher’s Guide at www.94maidens.com. Thanks again! ~ Rhonda

94 Maidens in the newspaper again!

In case you missed it, here is the very fine article about 94 Maidens in this month’s Milestones Newspaper! (Many thanks to ace reporter Barbara Sherf!)

Since the interview, CT mandated Holocaust education too, bringing the actual number of mandated states to 10! But not for long! Great things are happening OUT WEST for 2019! Check back with us on our facebook page and here at www.94maidens.com for updates!

Happy reading! Happy Friday! Shabbat shalom! Prayers for the folks and areas being impacted by Hurricane Florence! Good weekend to all!

L’shana tova!

L’shana tova to all of our readers, educators, advocates, five-star reviewers, and friends from #94Maidens author Rhonda Fink-Whitman and her Mutti (“the kid on the cover” as she likes to call herself.) Wishing you and yours a healthy, happy, safe, sweet, prosperous, and successful New Year!
All good things in 5779! ❤️