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Black History Month Book Drive ** February 1-29, 2016
100 Books / $100 Campaign
RAJF is asking for donations of 100 books or $100 dollars to assist with shipping containers to Jamaica for Education Week 2016.
Donate books from your bookshelves, vault or our virtual book list.
Books may be delivered to:
READ ACROSS JAMAICA FOUNDATION
c/o Dennis Shipping
3695-99 NW 15th Street
Lauderhill, FL 33311
Special Note: When shipping items to Florida, please provide a list of materials being donated before sending. Often pre-approval is required for textbooks.
ONLINE BOOK DRIVE 2016 thru March 25, 2016
Perhaps you don’t have time to purchase, sort or pack books. No worries. Simply donate books online using our Indiegogo GENEROSITY crowdfunding tool. http://igg.me/at/EL3LsteLX-w
Here is a list of books we are requesting to gift to children & schools across Jamaica. All of these books are written by Jamaican authors. Do you have a favorite title?
|Tek Mi! Noh Tek Mi!||Various||Carlong|
|Every Little Thing Will be All Right||Diane Browne||Diane Browne|
|Miss Tiny||Linda Gambrill||Ian Randle Publishers|
|Anancy’s African Adventures||Beulah Richmond||LMH Publishing|
|Dale’s Mango Tree||Kim Robinson||LMH Publishing|
|When the Sun and the Moon Ran Away||Maizle Goulbourne||LMH Publishing|
|Suck Finger Pickney||Tracey McNair||LMH Publishing|
|Ash the Flash||Hazel Campbell||Sangsters|
|All Over Again||A-Dziko Simba Gegele||Tanya Batson Savage|
|Irie Morning||Alison Moss-Solomon||Tanya Batson Savage|
|Freedom Come||Jean Goulbourne||Carlong|
|Marcus Garvey||Suzanne Francis Brown||Ian Randle Publishers|
|Little Lion at Bat||Kellie Magnus||Kellie Magnus|
|Project Climate Save||Petre Williams-Raynor||LMH Publishing|
|Delroy in the Marog Kingdom||Helen Williams||Helen Williams|
|No Boy Like Amanda||Hope Barnett||Sangsters|
|Young Heroes of the Caribbean||Gwyneth Harold||Gwyneth Harold|
|Searching for Pirates: A Port Royal Adventure||Suzanne Francis Brown||Arawak Publications|
|Children’s Basic Sight Words||Donna Reid||Arawak Publications|
|Bolo the Monkey||Jonathan Burke||Tanya Batson Savage|
|Aiden and the Apple Tree||Johnathon Kelly||Johnathon Kelly|
|The Turtle Tale||Latoya Newman||Latoya Newman|
|Children of Hopeful Village||Latoya Newman||Latoya Newman|
|Drog: A Dreggen Story||Hazel Campbell||LMH Publishing|
|Juicebox & Scandal Bag||Hazel Campbell||LMH Publishing|
Your donation of $100 will purchase an average of 17-20 books from this list. Using Paypal, you can indicate book titles you desire to purchase for the project in the notes field.
NAJASO Reads – Community Reading Parties
Members of the community have an opportunity to show their commitment to education by serving as local readers with the NAJASO Reads Project. Register your site to host a Community Reading Party or plan to join us at one of the following locations:
March 2 – Sacramento, California
Soujourner Truth African American Museam
March 19 – Washington, DC/Maryland; TBA
March 26 – New York/Ft. Lauderdale, FL; TBA
March 28 – Los Angeles, California; Marcus Garvey Elementary School
EDUCATION WEEK – SERVE AS A LITERACY AMBASSADOR
May 1-7, 2016
Here’s your chance to serve as a Literacy Ambassador during the annual island-wide READ ACROSS JAMAICA bus tour. This year’s tour will include several book authors, visits to 10 schools in 5 days and the opportunity to share the joys of interactive reading. Our interactive activities will give volunteers an opportunity to expose children to the joy’s of reading. Help advocate for literacy and join us in placing a higher value on kids reading for fun while enjoying stories that reflect their experience.
To join this delegation, contact Ja’nice Wisdom, Read Across Jamaica & NAJASO Reads Project Coordinator
(301) 672-4133 ** Jwisdom2u@gmail.com ** www.ReadAcrossJamaica.org
These students impressed us inside and outside the classroom!