Room to Read are one of the incredible literacy programs that I support wholeheartedly - they do the most amazing work in bringing books to disadvantaged children around the world.
CHILDREN'S BOOK WEEK is coming up soon (Saturday 16 – Friday 22 August). This is one of the busiest times in the year for Australian children's authors. Yet some wonderful and big-hearted authors are taking the time out of their packed schedules to help support Room to Read ... and I'd like to help and support them in their generous work.
TRISTAN BANCKS is raising funds for Room to Read’s Destination Literacy campaign via his World Change Challenge, an initiative designed to inspire schoolkids to raise funds for local language children’s books for kids in developing countries in Africa and Asia. $1 funds 1 new book. Tristan aims to fund 20,000! Please help him reach his goal.
SUSANNE GERVAY is launching her new ‘Jack’ book, Being Jack, following a special benefit performance of monkey baa’s award-winning production of ‘I Am Jack’, 5pm on Saturday 23rd August. Bookings here! Special guests will include ‘the real Jack’, Susanne’s son, and Professor Ron Rapee, Director of the Centre for Emotional Health.
Other authors who also work tirelessly on behalf of Room to Read are Deb Abela, Belinda Murrell, Sarah Davis, Gus Gordon, Jesse Blackadder, Jacqueline Harvey, John Larkin, Sophie Mason and Oliver Phommavanh so a big shout-out to them all.
Room to Read believes that reading can connect children to other worlds and imaginary places— but it also connects our children, globally, to other children. Australian children can help create world change by putting a book in another child's hands— this is a powerful and beautiful thing!
Here's the link to Room to Read's website - go and see what youc an do to help change the world through books!