Articles Appearing in the New York Times
I located these articles online from a university library. I also have paper copies of the articles which appeared in the local daily Portand, Maine paper but have not scanned them. If you decide to search ( or have students search) for these primary source materials, please forward them to me so I can include them on Donn's website.
When I used to do a "Donn Fendler" part of my COURAGE unit in 4th and 5th grade, I would read aloud the headlines and stories, then I would read the book which, as you know, is broken into chapters, one for each day Donn was lost. The kids loved knowing what the outside world was thinking while Donn told his first-person account for the same day. I would often ask them to speculate as to what might appear in the paper for a particular day before I read it to them.
I present all of the articles references in the New York Times during this period
John Thurlow, Scarborough, Maine