Each trunk contains a class set of iPad minis (30 total per trunk). Each digital device comes pre-loaded TWO iBooks written by the Museum’s education staff, “Power and Possibility: Exploring the Holocaust & Genocide,” an overview of the Holocaust and genocide with connections to literature and art; and “Life: Survivor Portraits,” a collection of photographs and stories from local Houston Holocaust survivors. There are also links to appropriate websites if your school permits student access to the Internet via external devices. Additionally, each device holds 8 or more Kindle books, each of which are referenced in the iBook lesson plan. In 2019, we launched our fully Bilingual Trunk which includes Spanish translated, Museum created, texts and Spanish/English books.


Title Author Notes
"Genocide: A Comprehensive Introduction" Adam Jones Ages 14+ Nonfiction
"The Book Thief" Markus Zusak Ages 12+ Fiction
"I Will Come Back for You: A Family in Hiding during World War II" Marisabina Russo Ages 5+ Picture Book
"The Journey That Saved Curious George" Louise W. Borden and Allan Drummond Ages 9+ Picture Book
"Number the Stars" Lois Lowry Ages 9+ Fiction
"Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust" Alexandra Zapruder Ages 11+ Nonfiction
"T4: A Novel" Ann Clare LeZotte Ages 10+ Fiction
"The Whispering Town" Jennifer Elvgren Ages 9+ Picture Book


Title Author Notes
“The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List” / “El Chico Sobre la Caja de Madera: Memorias del sobreviviente más joven de la lista de Schindle” Leon Leyson Ages 9+ Nonfiction
“The Diary of Anne Frank” / “El diario de Ana Frank” Anne Frank Ages 10+ Nonfiction
“Number the Stars” / “¿Quién cuenta las estrellas?” Lois Lowry Ages 9+ Fiction
“The Book Thief” / “La ladrona de libros” Markus Zusak Ages 12+ Fiction
“Hetty, una historia real (Memorias y biografías)” Hetty Verolme Ages 9+ Nonfiction
The Whispering Town Jennifer Elvgren Ages 7+ Fiction
“Power and Possibility: Exploring the Holocaust & Genocide” / “Poder y posibilidad: Explorando el Holocausto y otros genocidios” Holocaust Museum Houston Ages 11+ Nonfiction
“Life: Survivor Portraits” Holocaust Museum Houston Ages 9+ Nonfiction

Each teacher that participates in this program will be expected to complete the evaluation form. The trunk must be picked up at Holocaust Museum Houston during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.).

Our digital curriculum trunks are available on a first-come, first served basis. For the 2019-2020 school year, there is no fee to borrow the trunks for up to three weeks. Schools outside the local Houston area are responsible for paying to ship.

To request a digital curriculum trunk, please email

After completing the trunk program, please fill out the Evaluation Form. Your feedback is important.

For more information, call 713-527-1611 or contact us by email at