Askwith Education Forum Writing About Resilience and Courage In this Children’s Author Series event, the Askwith Education Forum welcomed Mona Golabek, author of "The Children of Willesden Lane." Posted June 8, 2022 By News editor Arts in Education Early Education Technology and Media In this Children’s Author Series event, the Askwith Education Forum welcomed Mona Golabek, author of The Children of Willesden Lane. These books, written for different age groups, are stories of courage, perseverance, and resilience, centered on how Lisa Jura, Mona’s mother and a teenage refugee, held on to her dreams, survived the Holocaust, and illustrated the power of music as a form of healing. The conversation included the story behind the books — complete with piano accompaniment, the process of writing for multiple age groups, the creation of supplemental educational resources provided by The Willesden Project, and the timeless lessons the books and resources teach. This individual story has implications for courage, perseverance, and resilience across many communities. HostPamela MasonSenior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Co-Chair, Literary and Languages Master’s Concentration, HGSESpeakersMona GolabekAuthor of The Children of Willesden Lane books, founder and president of the Hold On To Your Music Foundation, and concert pianistRebecca KeelProject coordinator for the Willesden READS program at the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education Resources:Mona Golabek’s foundation: Hold On To Your Music Curricular resources: The Willesden Project Discovery Education Teaching with Testimony, The Willesden Project, Virtual Field Trip: Making a New Life, The Courage of a RefugeeThe Conscious Kid, partnership, collaboration on Music Dreams, New Animated Film for Young Students, Explores Refugee Displacement and the Power of Music to Inspire Hope, Healing (additional curricular materials to support this can be found at The Willesden Project. Askwith Education Forum Bringing innovators and influential leaders to the Harvard Graduate School of Education Explore All Articles Related Articles Usable Knowledge A Nuanced View of Screen Time Even media that's not specifically educational can spur learning and connection, with an intentional approach News The Future of Learning Outside the Classroom The partnership between HGSE and Sesame Workshop highlighted by popular J-Term course News The Might of Playful Learning With an emphasis on social-emotional skills and play, master's student Maureen Bunney's edtech company aims to help young learners succeed.