Wednesday, April 15, 2009
ETHIOPIA READS AND SCHOLASTIC LITERACY PARTNERS CELEBRATE BOOK WEEK USA, MAY 11-15
Last week, children in Ethiopia celebrated Ethiopian Children's Book, a festival of reading, crafts, theater and storytelling presented by Ethiopia Reads. To mark the sixth anniversary of this wonderful tradition, Ethiopia Reads is thrilled to announce the first annual Ethiopia Reads Book Week USA, May 11-15, a celebration to encourage reading and build connections between children in the United States and Ethiopia. Students, teachers, librarians and parents across the country will join in this exciting and fun celebration of books, which supports Ethiopia Reads' literacy and library programs.
Ethiopia Reads is proud to present Book Week USA with Scholastic Literacy Partners, which has one simple goal: to assist literacy programs in their efforts to put more books into the hands of children in need.Proceeds from Ethiopia Reads Book Week will be used to purchase and ship thousands of first-rate, brand new books from Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, at discounted rates.
Here's how YOU can participate in Ethiopia Reads Book Week USA, a celebration of books and reading:
Bring Ethiopia Reads into the classroom, with fun activities and games to bring the beautiful language and culture of Ethiopia to your school.
Lead a fundraising project to support Ethiopia Reads' library programs.
Join the Friends of Ethiopia Reads School Partner Network.
Make a donation to keep Book Week going for years to come.
Visit Ethiopia Reads online to download Book Week materials and get involved.