The Children of Willesden Lane “One Book – Community Reads” Title Available at Local Libraries
Free copies of the “One Book – Community Reads!” book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen (in both an adult and young reader’s edition) will be available at the Longview and Kelso Public Libraries on Wednesday, January 3 beginning at 10:00 am, until the initial number of copies run out. There will be a later distribution when the remaining copies arrive.
The “One Book – Community Reads!” title is part of the Columbia Theatre’s series of events related to The Children of Willesden Lane taking place the week of January 22nd. These events include seven performances for over 3,500 Cowlitz and Columbia County students, one evening public performance on Thursday, January 25th, and a “Meet & Greet” with Ms. Golabek at the Columbia Theatre at 7:00 pm on January 24th. Funds for the books were received from the Longview Rotary Club and the Friends of the Kelso Public Library.
The book and the author’s performances unite the entire community using the true story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist who was rescued as part of the Kindertransport during the Nazi regime. Her daughter, Mona Golabek, a gifted pianist and author, has written this hauntingly beautiful book and created this internationally acclaimed visual and musical performance to share with the world.
Pick up your copy of The Children of Willesden Lane and join in the discussion. Don’t forget, when you’re done reading it, pass it on to someone else for them to enjoy and join in.