Submitted by logan on April 11, 2011 - 4:51pm
What do the authors of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The Princess Diaries, the mega-bestsellers Goosebumps (350 million+ sold) and The Baby-sitters Club (175 million+ sold), the Newbery medal-winning Dicey's Song and Out of The Dust, and the National Book Award-winning them have in common?
Submitted by logan on October 10, 2012 - 4:31pm
Today is the first ever International Day of the Girl Child (UN announcement). This year's theme, ending child marriage, is directly related to our refugee camp library project. As you may know, in the Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad, formal education ends at primary school. Because girls do not have an opportunity to attend secondary school in the camps, they are at a greater risk for very early marriage.
Submitted by logan on June 20, 2012 - 5:36pm
Submitted by logan on June 20, 2012 - 3:57pm
We are thrilled to announce on World Refugee Day that booklovers across New Jersey have pledged their support for Darfuri refugees' literacy, raising nearly $4,000 towards our work developing libraries in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad!
Submitted by logan on May 31, 2012 - 5:25pm
More recognition for What You Wish For! Our Darfur charity anthology is included in the Best Story Collection category of the 2011 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Young Adult Top Ten or so Fiction Titles! Thank you, Pennsylvania, and congratulations to our fantastic authors!
What You Wish For is available now wherever books are sold, and one online bookseller, Better World Books, will even donate their profits to our refugee camp library project when you buy the book from them.
Submitted by logan on May 30, 2012 - 2:39am
What You Wish For, our collection of short stories and poems raising funds for Darfuri refugee camp libraries, has been nominated for the 2013 Isinglass Teen Read Award in New Hampshire! The award, given annually since 2001, is decided based on votes by grade 7 and 8 students in New Hampshire. Prior to voting, New Hampshire libraries encourage students to read the nominated books. How exciting to know that many more young readers will learn about the cause! And what a great way to recognize the wonderful writing of our generous contributing authors. Thank you, New Hampshire librarians and middle school students!
Full list of Isinglass nominees.
More information about the award.
Submitted by logan on November 16, 2011 - 5:53pm
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Submitted by logan on December 17, 2009 - 9:15am
For just $2 you can make a tangible and long-lasting difference in the lives of thousands of Darfuri refugees. For $2 you can fund one of the 5,000 bricks we need to build a library in a refugee camp in Chad. Whether you give one brick or one hundred, you will be making a real difference. Please visit our new library builder site to participate. You can leave a message for the public and donate in honor of your favorite author or a special book lover in your life.
Submitted by logan on December 14, 2009 - 5:59pm
About 2,000 Darfuris are now enrolled in refugee-organized English classes in three refugee camps in eastern Chad, nearly double the number from a year ago. The classes have grown dramatically, from an initial 400, since we started supporting the refugees with Headway ESL textbooks from Oxford University Press. See video from the classes below and learn about our plans to expand this highly successful program.