They were of different genders, faiths, races, countries and spoke different languages, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank were kindred spirits in their love, hope and faith in humanity. In their honor, we’d love to see kids, classes and schools reach out to kids, classes and schools in other neighborhoods, cities, states and even countries! Please go to my CONTACT page to share a little of what you find you have in common and I’ll post it here.

Thank you to the great kids and educators at South Georgia Elementary in Amarillo, Texas, the first school to participate in the Kindred Spirits project! These wonderful kids partnered with a school in El Paso, Texas and gave them copies of MARTIN & ANNE, THE KINDRED SPIRITS OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND ANNE FRANK. You are making the world a better, kinder place!

SOUTH GEORGIA ELEMENTARY IN AMARILLO, TEXAS kicked off the Kindred Spirits project by partnering with a school in El Paso, Texas in September 2019

SOUTH GEORGIA ELEMENTARY IN AMARILLO, TEXAS kicked off the Kindred Spirits project by partnering with a school in El Paso, Texas in September 2019

Here is a story that ran on their local TV station:

Posted: Sep 18, 2019 / 07:25 PM CDT / Updated: Sep 18, 2019 / 07:25 PM CDT

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — A book on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank is helping bring students together from across the state.

Second through fifth graders at South Georgia Elementary have been reading a book based on the historical figures. Today, the students Skyped with the book’s author and also discussed it with students from a school in El Paso.

“It’s giving them like some real-life application to reading. It’s showing them you know what you could be as a writer. The author Nancy Churnin writes mainly nonfiction books about peoples lives. So we’re not just teaching them about reading, we’re teaching them about historically about peoples lives,” said South Georgia Elementary Reading Recovery Specialist, Sarah Kay Brent.

As part of the kindred spirits project, students from South Georgia sent copies of the book to the students in El Paso.

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Kids at this El Paso school received copies of MARTIN & ANNE from South Georgia Elementary in Amarillo through the Kindred Spirits project. Thank you to their teacher, Christina Mier, for these photos!

Kids at this El Paso school received copies of MARTIN & ANNE from South Georgia Elementary in Amarillo through the Kindred Spirits project. Thank you to their teacher, Christina Mier, for these photos!

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Kids at this El Paso school are working with MARTIN & ANNE. They received copies from South Georgia Elementary in Amarillo through the Kindred Spirits project. Thank you to their teacher, Christina Mier, for these photos!

Kids in this El Paso school are studying MARTIN & ANNE. They received copies from South Georgia Elementary School in Amarillo, the first school to participate in the Kindred Spirits project. Thanks to their teacher, Christina Mier, for these photos!

Kids in this El Paso school are studying MARTIN & ANNE. They received copies from South Georgia Elementary School in Amarillo, the first school to participate in the Kindred Spirits project. Thanks to their teacher, Christina Mier, for these photos!

Students at a school in El Paso talking to the new friends they’ve made at South Georgia Elementary in Amarillo through the Kindred Spirits project. Thank you to both these schools for reaching out to each other. Friendship makes the world a better place, filled with hope and possibility! And thank you to teacher Christina Mier for supplying these photos.

Students at a school in El Paso talking to the new friends they’ve made at South Georgia Elementary in Amarillo through the Kindred Spirits project. Thank you to both these schools for reaching out to each other. Friendship makes the world a better place, filled with hope and possibility! And thank you to teacher Christina Mier for supplying these photos.