Statewide Willesden READS for Florida

On Friday, November 13, 2020, through a partnership with Discovery Education, Hold On To Your Music, USC Shoah Foundation and Echoes & Reflections and the Florida Holocaust Museum,  Mona Golabek generously shared her talents with more than 11,000 students and teachers throughout the State of Florida.

The Children of Willesden Lane is the best-selling book about the power of music and how one teenage refugee, Lisa Jura, held onto her dreams, survived the Holocaust and inspired a generation of her contemporaries. Today’s worldwide humanitarian crises and the importance of standing up against bigotry and hatred are reflected in the continued, growing relevance of this book.

See this moving 45 minute program here:

Educators are invited to watch this recording with their classrooms to honor “Florida Holocaust Education Week”.  This recording will be available on demand for a limited time.

Free professional development webinars to teach The Children of Willesden Lane books will take place in January and February! Participating teachers will learn how to use free digital educational resources created to complement the books. During this PD, you will find out how to request a class set of books appropriate for your grade. Sessions are available live and on-demand and are adapted by grade level. Teachers may earn inservice credit for participating, and certificates of completion will be provided.