In early 1938, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish girl in Vienna, dreamed that one day she would become a concert pianist. In March, her dreams were shattered. She became a refugee, one of about 10,000 children brought to England before World War II as part of the Kindertransport--a mission to rescue children threatened by the Nazis.
Her daughter Mona Golabek and poet Lee Cohen tell her story in The Children of Willesden Lane. A companion CD highlights the music that played such an important role in Lisa Jura's life.
This teacher's resource (funded by the Milken Foundation) provides a meaningful but flexible structure for examining the story Mona Golabek tells in The Children of Willesden Lane and for relating it to historical and current events. It is designed for use with middle and high school students in English, social studies, music, and/or interdisciplinary studies.
Explore The Children of Willesden Lane Resource Collection for musical selections to accompany the book, a study guide for middle and high school audiences, and videos modeling instructional activities in the classroom.