Pat Black-Gould

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Changing the World One Class at a Time

Changing the World One Class at a Time
Sep 28, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
I was honored to attend the Whitwell Middle School, home of the Paper Clip Project. Read all about what I learned about this amazing program, and how the students are changing the world one class at a time.

Elizabeth Ducie Chats With Pat Black-Gould

Elizabeth Ducie Chats With Pat Black-Gould
Sep 24, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
Recently I sat down with author Elizabeth Ducie to discuss my book, The Crystal Beads. Here is a an inside look at that discussion.

 

Ken Burns' Look at the Holocaust... and America's Involvement

Ken Burns' Look at the Holocaust... and America's Involvement
Sep 18, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
Pat looks at Ken Burns' new PBS film, The U.S. and the Holocaust, and the film's educational value. She also discusses her next planned visit to Whitwell Middle School to sit down again with the students . Find out more about that trip and Pat's preview of the Ken Burns' film.

Mirroring Nazi Germany Today

Sep 03, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
Two recent anniversaries prompt a look back to the invasion of Poland, the Holocaust, and how today's events mirror Nazi Germany of the past.

A Discussion with a Special Agent & Vet About My Children's Book

A Discussion with a Special Agent & Vet About My Children's Book
Aug 22, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
Who thought I'd be talking about children's books to someone who served as a Special Agent in the Army?

Author Interview - Life is what it's called blogspot

Jul 12, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
I had the privilege of talking about my book on the blog - LIfe is what it's called, blogging aoout life experiences.
You can see the full article below. Or, visit their website: https://lifeiswhatitscalled.blogspot.com/2022/07/
 

Children Can Make A Difference

Children Can Make A Difference
Apr 25, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould

A railway boxcar transported from Germany contains eleven million paper clips. The clips were collected by students at a small, rural middle school in Whitwell, Tennessee, a town with a population of about 1,600. If you’re wondering why the children collected the clips and why they’re in this boxcar, read the latest from Pat Black-Gould.

Jennifer Rosner, Author of The Yellow Bird Sings

Jan 09, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
Jennifer Rosner tells a powerful story about the sacrifices a mother makes to save her daughter and herself during the Holocaust.
I was so touched by her book, I asked her to write a statement about it for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 2022.

The Children's Holocaust Memorial - The Paper Clip Project

Jan 09, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
As I was writing The Crystal Beads, Lalka’s Journey, my book about the Holocaust, I wondered how hatred had the power to destroy millions of lives. Since my book was written for children, I thought about how we can teach youngers about compassion and caring so something like this would never happen again? That’s when I discovered Whitwell Middle School, located in a small town in rural Tennessee. What happened in those classrooms changed the lives of the students and made an impact on the world.

Book Review: The Butterfly, Patricia Polacco

Oct 04, 2021 by Pat Black-Gould

It took courage to hide Jews in Nazi occupied France. As author and illustrator, Patricia Polacco notes, “people did this at great peril to their own lives as well as the lives of their family.”

Book Review: I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Aug 28, 2021 by Pat Black-Gould
This is a book review of I Never Saw Another Butterfly. The book contains the artwork and poetry of Jewish children, who, during World War II, were placed in Terezin Concentration Camp in Czechoslovakia.

Book Review: Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust, Eve Bunting

Aug 15, 2021 by Pat Black-Gould
Since I’ve been working on a children’s book about the Holocaust, I’ve read other books on the topic written for young readers. One of the most compelling stories I found is Eve Bunting’s, Terrible Things: An Allegory of the Holocaust. Beautifully illustrated by Stephen Gammell, this book is an outstanding introduction to teaching children about the how terrible things can happen.