Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Spirit of PaperTigers Project


The Spirit of PaperTigers Project will donate 100 sets of these seven multicultural books to libraries and schools in areas of need around the world:



Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola


First Come the Zebra by Lynne Barash


Little Leap Forward: A Boy in Beijing by Guo Yue, Clare Farrow, and Helen Cann


The Storyteller’s Candle/La velita de los cuentos by Lucia Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre

My Little Round House by Bolormaa Baasansuren (translated into English by Helen Mixter)

One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference by Katie Smith Milway and Eugenie Fernandes


Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
by Grace Lin


Check out the PaperTigers website for more information on this important project and on all the books. PaperTigers has carefully selected these titles and I have read only one of them. I want to read them all!

5 comments:

Playing by the book said...

I'm completely with you Tarie on this one - I too really want to read all of these. But none are currently in my library system and some of them seem very pricey to buy eg the storyteller's candle is nearly £40 via amazon.co.uk
Nevertheless, the idea of the project is just fantastic and I wish Paper Tigers great success with it.

Aline Pereira said...

Thanks for helping spread the word on our project, Tarie! Maybe the project will nudge publishers from elsewhere (meaning, not from North America) to publish these great books in their own countries? We can only hope!

Tarie said...

Zoe, yes, the project is fantastic!

Aline, as for the Philippines, hopefully bookstores will order them. :o) (Ninety percent of books in bookstores here are imported from the US and the UK).

Kate Coombs said...

What a cool project! I'm a big fan of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, so I'm glad to see it on this list.

I actually came in here to tell you that I gave you a Prolific Blogger Award today. Here's the link if you'd like to see what I said about your blog: http://bookaunt.blogspot.com/2010/02/thank-you-ev.html

Tarie said...

Wow, thank you, Kate!