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Teaching The Children of Willesden Lane
Resources to help you teach the book in middle schools and high schools

Chapters 13–19

Mona’s Related Performance
Part 5: London in Wartime

In this part of her performance, with war-torn London as a backdrop, Mona describes how Lisa prepares for her audition at the Royal Academy of Music and the triumphant outcome of the audition.

Note: In this part of the performance, Mona refers to events from Chapters 14 through 20 of the book.

Questions to Discuss with Students

  • Where does the determination to practice over and over, to keep working hard at something difficult, come from?
  • What kind of support and inspiration do you think Lisa got from the people around her? Who are the people around you who inspire you to work hard and do your best?

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Mona stands as she tells Lisa's story

Music Mona Plays in Part 5

“Liebestraum”
by Franz Liszt

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