The Crystal Beads is a finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Award Competition
Sep 11, 2023 by Pat Black-Gould
The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey, receives its fourth award!
Celebrating our one-year anniversary!
Jun 10, 2023 by Pat Black-Gould
On June 14th, The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Story celebrates its one-year anniversary!
Joining 3G Philly for a Book Talk
Mar 01, 2023 by Pat Black-Gould
It was such an honor to join 3G Philly a few months and share "The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey" with them. 3G Philly is an amazing organization consisting of the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors. You can read this group and my meeting with them below.
The Crystal Beads in Trinidad and Tobago
Feb 07, 2023 by Pat Black-Gould
The Holocaust is not taught in Trinidad and Tobago. However, my book popped up in an elemtary school classroom over there.
How did that happen? Read the blog below to discover how Lalka made the journey to Trinidad and Tobago.
Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27th
Jan 27, 2023 by Pat Black-Gould
January 27th marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German concentration camp. It's hard to imagine that six million Jews tragically lost their lives during the Holocaust. Many others also perished. These include 250,000 people with disabilities, 250,000 Romani people, nearly 2,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses. In addition, there were hundreds, possibly thousands, of LGBTQ+ individuals.
Pat's WSRE PBS TV Appearance
Dec 05, 2022 by Pat Black-Gould
Join me as I speak to Jeff Weeks, host of Conversations with Jeff Weeks on his WSRE PBS TV program
Pat's PBS TV Appearance on Conversations with Jeff Weeks
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.
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
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
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.