Stay tuned! Coming Spring 2024 educators and students are invited to join thousands of their peers across Louisiana for the acclaimed Willesden READS.
In this 50-minute theatrical performance based on the best-selling book, The Children of Willesden Lane, author, performer and virtuoso concert pianist Mona Golabek offers uplifting messages of resilience and hope for students at a time when they most need it.
Watch this three-minute video to see how the program has reached students around the world.
In advance of the live event, educators will be invited to participate in professional development, provided by Echoes & Reflections, to deepen understanding of the historical context of The Children of Willesden Lane books and to learn to incorporate The Willesden Project’s companion resources found in IWitness, USC Shoah Foundation’s educational website, into their teaching.
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.
Monday, May 6th, Reception 5:30pm, Ceremony 6:30pm, Performance 7:30pm: Yom HaShoah Commemorative Program and Willesden READS Community Concert @ National WWII Museumץ
The community concert is the culmination of the educational program, The Willesden READ for the Greater Gulf South. Other events taking place in the community include special performances and author talks for the students at Belle Chasse Academy, Episcopal of Baton Rouge, Jefferson Parish Public Schools, and McGehee School.