The Upside of Hunger, a true story based on the early life of a man who has been a resident of BC since 1951, has been evaluated and approved for use in high schools, and is now listed on the BC Erac site (Click here). The novel chronicles the life of Adam Baumann, from his childhood in eastern Hungary through his teenage years and involvement in WW2 as a teen soldier, and on to his immigration to Canada as a young adult, and the life he built in BC. Used in English and History in three high schools to date, The Upside of Hunger has received positive feedback from students and teachers (see video below).

Students and teachers discuss The Upside of Hunger…

The Upside of Hunger has been evaluated and approved for use in schools across BC, Canada. A number of high schools have already used Adam's story in English and Social Studies. Response from students and teachers is very positive. A small sample is contained in this video.

Posted by Roxi Harms – Author on Sunday, January 12, 2020


Classroom sets are available by contacting the author at A full-length documentary of Mr. Baumann discussing events in the book and his experiences in wartime Europe, is currently in production, with a view to making it available with each classroom set purchased. Arrangements may also be made to have Roxi Harms and Mr. Baumann visit the classroom, either in person, or by video conference.

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