The E-Books program is a FREE school program that uses literature to support Holocaust, Human Rights, and Character education in K-12 classrooms. 

Our elementary, middle, and high school collections explore the history of the Holocaust and human rights while supporting leadership and Upstander behavior on school campuses. Each E-Books collection features picture books, novels, diaries, poetry, graphic novels, and memoirs with supplemental lesson plans and curriculum to accompany the titles. 

Teachers can borrow class sets of E-Books for FREE for up to 3 weeks. Teachers and students can access the title(s) digitally on personal electronic devices. Additionally, students will have access to the entire HMH Boniuk Library catalogue and can borrow extra titles from our Library at no extra cost.

What’s included in the E-Books Collection?

  • A curated collection of titles available digitally
  • Curriculum guides and lesson plans to support reading and learning
  • Two iBooks created by Holocaust Museum Houston (Power and Possibility and Life: Survivor Portraits) 

How can my students get to these books?

  • Register with the Education Department
  • Distribute User IDs to your students
  • Show them which collection or title(s) you want them to access
  • Students can read the title(s) on personal electronic devices such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones  
  • Students can borrow additional titles from the Museum’s Library for FREE
  • Device lending is available through the Museum’s DCT program

E-Books Collection

E-Books are available digitally in English E-Book or Spanish E-Book format. Select titles are available in English Audiobook or Spanish Audiobook format. Not all titles are available in all four formats. 

Teachers – do you need a class set of electronic devices for your students? Request a Digital Curriculum Trunk when placing your E-Books order. A Digital Curriculum Trunk contains a class set of 30 iPads minis pre-loaded with the Libby app. Teachers can borrow a DCT for FREE for up to 3 weeks to use in conjunction with the E-Books. 


To view our curated collections and titles, check out the E-Trunks Reading Room: https://boniuklibrary.overdrive.com/library/etrunks


For more information on the E-Books program or to reserve a class set of E-Books for your classroom, please contact ebooks@hmh.org or call 713-527-1611

The E-Books/Virtual Trunks program is generously supported by:
The Texas Holocaust, Genocide, and Antisemitism Advisory Commission
Diane Merrill

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Books to download:

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Power & Possibility:
Exploring The Holocaust & Other Genocides

By: Holocaust Museum Houston

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Life: Survivor Portraits
By: Kelly Webeck