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.