Sr. Margaret Golub: Publishes Books for Children

Sr. Margaret Golub’s love for children, books and penguins inspired her to write The Lonely Penguin, Penguins Go for the Gold and Penguins Go Green, which tell the adventures of a penguin who travels the world looking for adventure. The Lonely Penguin is beautifully illustrated by Deni Nakonecni, a student from Our Lady of Victory.

“This are stories about ecology and global warming, but they goe beyond that. Teachers
who read the books to students are able to talk about race relations, and meeting others
who may or may not look like us, yet have their own uniqueness and similarities,”
explained Sr. Margaret.

The books went on worldwide adventures with copies traveling to Peru, India, Australia, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, Japan and Germany bringing joy and inspiration. Sr. Margaret began telling this story many years ago. She has entertained and inspired many children with this story told with the help of her hand-puppets.

Sr. Margaret’s ministry has centered around reading and education. She taught at Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, New York and worked as a librarian for many years at St. William the Abbot in Seaford, NY; Holy Family High School in South Huntington, NY; Our Lady of Grace in Howard Beach, NY; Most Precious Blood School in Long Island City, NY; St. Anne’s in Garden City, NY and St. Anastasia’s in Douglaston, NY. Sr. Margaret was born in Moodus, CT. She attended St. Joseph College in West Hartford, CT. After graduation in 1957, she joined the Ursuline community. The books are dedicated to Sr. Margaret’s mother, Blanche Golub.