Pat Black-Gould

Award-Winning Author

Pat Black-Gould

Pat Black-Gould, Ph.D. is an author and a clinical psychologist. Her short stories have appeared in several literary journals.

Initially written as a short story, The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Story was first published in Jewish Fiction .net and later won first place in both a statewide and a national writing competition.
 

The Crystal Beads is written as a children's book. However, it is also designed for readers of all ages. The book contains two study guides. One set is a series of questions for children, parents, and teachers. The other set is for adults who gather in places of worship, small groups, and book clubs to explore themes of compassion, empathy, and diversity.

The book can be used as a curriculum guide. In addition to two sets of questions, the Afterword also contains a message from a Holocaust survivor.  In addition, readers can learn about the history of the Clip Project and the Children's Holocaust Memorial.

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