Wednesday, May 24, 2017

small activism


Recently, I received an award. It was not for my books nor for my writing and it was given, by all places, by my local cooperative & awesome grocery store, the River Valley Coop. But it was extremely important. Because this award was a grant to help fund a project that I am as passionate about as any of my books.

Because I'm helping Rain Dragon's school (with the River Valley grant) build a Community Book Stop! It will be a free little library in the foyer of the school that will feature diverse books.

But, there's more!  To help conversations & build community, we’re adding gluing in a reading tip sheet in the front of the book (ex: Don’t be afraid to bring up challenging topics) and a blank booklet on the back so parents can record their thoughts and ideas. It's going to be great!



I can't wait for this project to get off the ground! Stay tuned for more....

3 comments:

Shan said...

Congratulations! I love this. Looking forward to seeing more as the project progresses.

Unknown said...

I have been looking through Jacqueline Woodson's books... consider adding some of her titles to your little library.

john cassidy said...

Hi Grace
I was reading your book the ugly vegetables to my grand children this morning and I noticed my grand daughter signed her name regular and like a vegetable. I thought you would appreciate the cleverness of a five year old. I love all of the books I read of yours.
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i hope you can open this its so cute