"In time, Pearl Harbor Day may become like Armistice Day, which marks the end of World War I. It will be a day on the calendar but its meaning won't be remembered." Part of her mission through her books is to keep memories of the war and its lessons alive in young people.
Kevin DugganFort Collins Coloradoan
"I had the idea for the Do Your Part School Kit program as a way to combine all my passions: helping teachers and students, honoring the WWII generation and finding a way for small-business owners like myself to affordably donate to local education."
"As an author, I would make school visits, and I found that the middle and upper elementary grades knew very little about World War II. And the kids would actually skip their recess to stay and listen to me talk." Funke created the Do Your Part School Kit, which includes a collection of historical fiction books as well as teaching materials to get WWII information into the classroom.