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Rainforest of Reading in St. Lucia – with TWO books!

What: Hungry for Math and Bad Pirate nominated for Rainforest of Reading festival
When: March 15-18, 2016
Where: St. Lucia, Caribbean

Two of my books were nominated for inclusion in the third annual “Rainforest of Reading” children’s book festival in Grenada, Saint Lucia, Montserrat and Nevis run by OneWorld Schoolhouse Foundation. From rainforestofreading.org/about-us:

    We’re cultivating deep roots for literacy and lifelong learning. The festival is the largest literacy initiative ever undertaken in a region still reeling from infrastructure damage caused by recent hurricanes, and the economic impact of a global recession. We offer children an opportunity to envision a world of possibilities beyond the four walls of their classroom. To help them record their thoughts and opinions of each title, every student receives their very own Rainforest “passport”. The books become school property, but students keep their passports as a real travel document – a genuine connection to the power of literacy. As they journey through The Rainforest of Reading, they earn sticker-stamps for every book read! All readers – but especially reluctant ones– become part of something very special.

See more about my involvement with Bad Pirate and Hungry for Math (2016 festival), and Gift Days (last year’s 2015 festival).

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