There are some things I did not expect when I first proposed we celebrate International Book Giving Day a mere 10 days ago! I did not expect Tomi Ungerer to participate. I did not expect a blogger to promote International Book Giving Day in Turkish. And, I did not expect a poet to write a poem to mark International Book Giving Day. (See bottom of this page.)
But, all three of these things -- and so much more -- have happened and are happening. Thank you all for joining me in giving books! This is beautiful!
|A poem inspired by International Book Giving Day by Barney Saltzberg.|
International Book Giving Day slideshow
"I'm in. I just donated books to Head Start. What will you do to celebrate International Book Giving Day? Love, Todd" -Author Todd Parr, US
"I gave books to my kids, gave Sora and the Cloud to my son's kindergarten, made a donation to The Book Bus, and bought some used Japanese books to place in doctor's waiting rooms." -Medea, Japan
A South African family donated some of their used books to a school in rural Lesotho for International Book Giving Day. They have a dream of creating a school library and are asking readers (Mom blogs at SeVen) to contribute books.
"I've just made a donation to Book Aid International - they're a wonderful charity, which I've supported before, and it's lovely to now have a special day on which to support them again." -Elli, UK