Mona Daniella | girls write now 3
Andrea Juncos, Mona's friend, mentor
Yesterday I learned that my beloved friend and mentee Mona Daniella Haddad died earlier this week. Mona was exceptionally bright, powerful, curious, kind, and hilarious; she was a gifted writer who showed grace and bravery in the face of difficult times and dark thoughts. She was also extremely accepting and loving, a fierce advocate for others, and one of the most original people I have ever known. She inspired me in many ways, and I will always be so proud of her. This is a video of us from 2008, reading a piece that showcases her wit, creativity, and innocence.
Girls Write Now writers swing a poem backwards and forwards
Girls Write Now mentee Mona and mentor Andrea read their collaborative work, "The Pedulum Poem," at Girls Write Now Day 2008 at the New School, NYC.
Morgan Baden, Vice President, Corporate Communications at Scholastic Corporation
Oh no -- I am so sorry to hear this. I remember Mona fondly. (AJ)