Books by Pat Black-Gould
The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey
A Star of David Necklace or a Rosary?
In Poland, 1939, a young Jewish girl must reject one of these and accept the other without understanding why. However, what she must part with is her most prized possession, given to her by her father before he died. The child's mother then teaches the girl a "game" to prepare her for what is to come. As the Nazis invade the country, the mother is forced to make a heartbreaking sacrifice to keep her daughter safe.
A poignant stor of bravery, sacrifice, and love. The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey teaches the history of
thehidden children during the Holocaust, evokes compassion through beautiful lanugage, and leaves readers
to consider what connects us rather than what divides us.
--Jennifer Rosner, Author,The Yellow Bird SInces,The Mitten String
Concernsed parents often ask if children can handle the subject of the Holocaust. The answer is yes, if its story
is told with subtlety and grace, as is true inThe Crystal Beads and where tragedy is redeemed by love.
--Rabbi Mark W. KIel, New York
This is a moving adaptation for children of a fine story written for adults, which was originally published in Jewish Fiction .net.
It is fascinating to see how this adults story has been successfully transformed into a meaningful and interestingly illustrated children's book .Black-Gould's hope is that the book will serve as a tool for teaching chidren
tolerance, compassion, courage and respect for diversity. I share her worthy hope.
--Dr. Nora Gold, Prize-winning author of Minnor, FIelds of Exile and the Dead Man
Editor-in-Chief, Jewish Fiction .net
The Crystal Beads, Lalka's Journey is now availble for pre-order on Amazon and other retailers.
The publication date is 6/14/22
Co-author (under maiden name Patrick Black) with Neil Glickman on book chapter entitled: "Language and Learning Challenges in the Deaf Psychiatric Population"