If You Give a Child a Book . . .

YOU GIVE THAT CHILD THE WORLD.

8:57 AM
September 9th, 2014

nubbsgalore:

september 8 is international literacy day. globally, two thirds of the 775,000,000 illiterate adults, and 63% of the 126 million illiterate youth, are female. the discrepancy is a result of 33,000,000 fewer girls attending primary school than boys. but any child born to a literate mother is twice as likely to be immunized and live past the age of five, and is also twice as likely to receive an education. (sources here)

photos by (click pic) joey l. at a school for hamar girls in labaltoy, ethiopia; muhammed muheisen in pakistan; altaf gadri at an unofficial school run for slum dwellers held under a bridge in new delhi; paula bronstein at a thai refugee camp for burmese refugees; reuters, from a school in bori bana, a slum in abidjan, ivory coast; zohra bensemra from a school at a refugee camp in islamabad; anja niedringhaus at a makeshift school in budyali, afghanistan; kate holt in makuyuni, tanzania; reuters, from a school in islamabad; and lana slezic from a bombed out school in afghanistan. 

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9:09 AM
August 24th, 2014
humansofnewyork:

"She likes to read, so I take her to the library for 2 hours every day. We mainly read books about animals."(Nairobi, Kenya)


humansofnewyork:

"She likes to read, so I take her to the library for 2 hours every day. We mainly read books about animals."

(Nairobi, Kenya)

9:28 PM
August 23rd, 2014
I mean, it’s amazing! You can be an author and no one will know that about you, but then they find one of your books and the whole world changes!
Little boy shopping in the store right now! :) :) :)

(Source: openbookstore)

9:46 AM
August 21st, 2014

bookriot:

Stamps from around the world honoring kid lit. Check ‘em out!

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9:30 AM
August 5th, 2014

prettybooks:

I posted a few photos of an exhibition on children’s books in Finchingfield, a little village in Essex, that the local children put on last summer. Head over to the blogpost to see more.

Adorable.

9:44 AM
July 28th, 2014
This is just sad …


This is just sad …

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8:12 AM
July 25th, 2014

anostalgicnerd:

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines…

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7:59 AM
July 25th, 2014

bookriot:

Stamps from around the world honoring kid lit. Check ‘em out!

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9:02 AM
July 15th, 2014



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10:22 AM
July 11th, 2014
wordpainting:

So true!


wordpainting:

So true!