- Dec. 6, 2016
-- How do people begin again when tragic circumstances occur in their lives? How do they transcend the immense cruelty they encountered as children and the loss of loved ones, yet still manage to thrive?
Writer Ellen Palestrant chose Sam Harris, one of the youngest survivors of the Holocaust as a role-model of just such an individual. Despite enduring the most horrific of circumstances as a child - between the ages of seven and nine-and-a-half, he hid in two concentration camps because if found, he would have been killed - Sam Harris has continued to lead a life of positivity and creativity.
Ellen Palestrant says, "I write extensively about creativity, readjustment to changing circumstances and am fascinated by people who transcend boundaries."IF YOU CAN MAKE IT, MR. HARRIS...SO CAN I: Letters from Students to Sammy, Child Survivor of the Holocaust
and its companion book: IF YOU CAN MAKE IT, MR. HARRIS...SO CAN I: Teacher's Guide and Workbook...Transcending Boundaries: Resilience and Purpose
are available now as Second Expanded Editions
on Amazon.com in both Paperback and Kindle. Both are tremendous resources for teachers - Life-Guides for all ages and readers. https://www.amazon.com/You-Make-Harris-Second-Expanded/dp...
Ellen Palestrant also co-produced an 87-minute documentary movie about Sam Harris, SAMMY THE JOURNEY
, together with filmmaker Eric Cosh. It has played to full houses and received standing ovations at a number of International Film festivals. https://www.SammyTheJourney.com