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The Willesden READS Program – Boston

March 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Register today to have your students join thousands of 3-12 grade students across Boston for this special Willesden READS in partnership with Boston Public Schools and the Campaign for Catholic Schools and the Boston Archdiocese. Students and educators will experience a 50-minute livestreamed event including a theatrical performance and concert based on the best-selling book, The Children of Willesden Lane. During the event, students will also have opportunities to interact with the book’s author, performer and virtuoso concert pianist, Mona Golabek.

The Children of Willesden Lane is the best-selling book about the power of music and how one teenage refugee, Lisa Jura, Mona’s mother, 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. The program offers uplifting messages of resilience and hope for students at a time when they most need it.

The Hold On To Your Music Foundation, USC Shoah Foundation and Echoes & Reflections are hosting the Willesden READS for Boston with this special performance on 3/24 at 11AM EST.

Special recognition to our local sponsors for making this program possible: The Weiner Foundation (Roberta and Stephen Weiner, Melissa Weiner Janfaza and Andrew Janfaza, Rita and Adam Weiner), The Birmingham Foundation, Fran Birmingham – in memory of Robert Birmingham.

Register now! All details for tuning in with your students via Zoom will be sent prior to the show.

If you aren’t able to join live, you can also watch an on-demand recording for a limited time following the event but register now to be sure to receive this link at a later date!


About the Program:

The Willesden READS program includes professional development programming for educators provided by Echoes & Reflections, copies of The Children of Willesden Lane books for students, and complementary resources and activities through IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s award-winning educational website, to augment and amplify the experience.

Please email our team at StrongerThanHateChallenge@discoveryed.com with any questions about the program and how to engage your students.


March 24
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Boston, Massachusetts
Boston, MA United States