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    • 36th Annual Rotary District 7020 Conference Service Project
    • WHAT
    • WHAT in association with
    • WHAT • Inspired by the 2008 International Convention in LA where Rotary International set the record in the Guinness Book of World Records – “Most Books Donated to Charity in Seven Days”.....242,624 books..... From left: Danny Girton Jr., adjudicator for Guinness World Records, RI President Wilfrid J. Wilkinson, and Ingo Werk, of the Rotary Club of Wilmington, California. Monika Lee/Rotary Images .....we will collect as many new and near new books – of any kind - as possible during May 1-May 7, 2010 – around the 36th Annual Rotary District 7020 PETS, Assembly and Conference. The books are to be donated for the benefit of the children of Jamaica and Haiti
    • WHY Because there is a NEED... Because we MUST... Because we CAN...
    • WHY Because there is a NEED... JAMAICA HAITI • Despite a literacy rate of 85%, the • The country in our District vast majority of children do not most in need enter Grade 1 as emergent readers • Unprecedented destruction • Our children need special books to from the earthquake and a make the literacy targets. human tragedy that has created much need in • As a society, we need to become materials and support galvanized around a positive social purpose • Before the earthquake, the literacy rate was 45% - that can only be expected to fall in the absence of major intervention
    • WHY Because we MUST... • Literacy is the foundation of sustainable development everywhere in the world • Because we can help millions of children – and families – to help themselves. And in doing so, we create stronger more stable societies for us all.
    • WHY Because we MUST... • Social Stability/Crime Prevention: – “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.” - Robert Frost • Sustainable Development – “Literacy arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but also in the individual who is striving for fulfilment, happiness and personal benefit by learning how to read and write. Literacy... means far more than learning how to read and write... The aim is to transmit... knowledge and promote social participation.” - UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany • Cultural Preservation: – “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” - Ray Bradbury • Tolerance: – “It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations--something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.” - Katherine Paterson • Opportunities: – “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” - Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!“ • Leadership: – “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” - W. Fusselman
    • WHY Because we CAN... • Rotary’s commitment to literacy is well established and without question. • Many projects – Speakers – Reading/Story hours – Book drives – Support of libraries • March is Rotary’s Literacy Month We have the experience, • May is Child Month the expertise, the • 1st Week of May is Education network, the will, and the Week drive to make this happen
    • HOW Inspired by the 2008 LA Experience, this is a national and international effort
    • KEY DATES • NOW - Start gathering books! • February 10 2010: – Campaign Officially Kicks Off – BOOKS • Keep books at home or give books to project partners (drop off points) • Book Donations to Rotary cannot be made before May 1 2010 – Financial contributions accepted under the condition that the Rotary Race to Literacy Porject sources the books on your behalf for a contribution on May 1, 2010. • February through May – Gathering Books and Literacy Campaign • May 1-7 2010: – Collection continues island-wide – Rotary Donation Point will be identified • May 8 2010: – Announcement of results at the Closing Banquet
    • HOW – The H.E.L.P Campaign Inspired by the 2008 LA Experience, this is a national and international effort
    • WHAT YOU CAN DO FOUR WAYS TO HELP Home “Give books from home” Explain, enlighten & encourage “Spread the word” Lend a Hand “Assist with supporting services” Pocket “Donate to the Rotary Race To Literacy Project”
    • WHAT YOU CAN DO FOUR WAYS TO HELP Home “Give Books From Home” JUST THINK! Everyone can find at least one book at home to contribute
    • WHAT YOU CAN DO FOUR WAYS TO HELP Explain, enlighten and encourage “Spread the word” JUST THINK! We can: • Encourage others to give books • Encourage others to give money • Encourage others to donate services Our family, friends, staff, colleagues, twinning clubs...everyone! Email, Faceboook, phone, at social events! Anytime....anywhere! Tell everyone to tell everyone else!
    • WHAT YOU CAN DO FOUR WAYS TO HELP Lend a Hand “assist with supporting services” JUST THINK! We Can: • Provide drop off points at our places of business • Be an enabling project partner What do you do? What service can you offer? Do you have a friend who can offer these services?
    • WHAT YOU CAN DO FOUR WAYS TO HELP Pocket “Donate to the Rotary Race To Literacy Project” JUST THINK! From donated funds, special books for children Rotarians, Rotary can be bought on your behalf from this project’s Family, General publisher partners at preferential prices. Public, Diaspora, Corporations, Foundations, These books will make a WORLD OF DIFFERENCE International to a child but they are unlikely to be gathered in a Development book drive – hence why the fundraising is Partners, Diplomatic important. Corps, NGOs
    • Just Imagine... • If each Rotarian in Jamaica gave books • If each member of the Rotary Family gave books • If each visiting Rotarian for the Conference brought a book • If each person in Jamaica gave J$100 • If each person in the Diaspora gave US$1 • If each foundation contributed to this cause • If each corporation contributed to this cause ...we could shape an entire generation Change the World
    • Special Links • Blog: http://www.rotaryracetoliteracy.org • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rotaryracetoliteracy • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/racetoliteracy • EMAIL: rotaryracetoliteracy@live.com • Phone: Coming Soon 
    • Jamaica Library Service Caribbean Books All Jamaican Children Should Read Criteria for Selection The books are arranged according to age groups and were selected based on the following criteria: • Representative of the Jamaican and Caribbean culture • Notable children’s favourites • Reflect the unique experiences of children • Of intrinsic literary and artistic value • Appropriate for the intended age levels 0 - 5 Years 1. Bent, Jana…et al. Shaggy Parrot and the Reggae Band. Kingston: KQC Enterprises, 2008. 2. Browne, Diane. Peter’s New Bat. Oxford: Heinemann Educational, 2007 3. Campbell, Al. A is for Ackee: A Jamaican Alphabet. Spanish Town, Jamaica: Sunzone, 2003. 4. A Caribbean Counting Book. London: Barefoot Beginners, 1996 5. Gambrill, Linda. Croaking Johnny and Dizzy Lizzy. Kingston: Heinemann Caribbean, 1990 6. Robinson, Kim. Dale’s Mango Tree. Kingston, Jamaica: LMH Publishing 2002. 20
    • Jamaica Library Service Caribbean Books All Jamaican Children Should Read 6 - 8 Years 7. Aardema, Verna. Anansi Does the Impossible: an Ashanti Tale. New York: Dial Books, 1997. 8. Bradshaw, Cheryl. The Cricket Bat. London: Longman, 2003. 9. Binch, Caroline. Gregory Cool. London: Francis Lincoln, 1994. 10. Browne, Diane. Cordelia Finds Fame and Fortune. Jamaica: Heinemann Caribbean, 1998. 11. Browne, Diane. Debonair the Donkey. Kingston: The Festival Literacy Committee JCDC, 1986. 12. Campbell, Hazel. Miss Bettina’s House. Kingston, Jamaica: Carlong, 2004. 13. Comissiong, Lynette. Mind Me Good Now! New York: Annick Press, 1997. 14. Da’Costa, Jean. Jenny and the General. Kingston: Carlong, 2006 15. Gambrill, Linda. A Boy Named Neville. Kingston: Heinemann, 1990. 16. Gambrill, Linda. Miss Tiny. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle, 1998 17. Gilroy, Beryl. Carnival of Dreams. London: Macmillan, 1980. 18. Jolly, Dorothy. A Challenger for Sophia. London: Longman, 1997 19. Jolly, Dorothy. Andy’s Sailing Boat. London: Longman, 1996 20. Keene-Douglas, Ricardo. The Nutmeg Princess. New York: Annick Press, 1992. 21
    • Jamaica Library Service Caribbean Books All Jamaican Children Should Read 6 - 8 Years 21. Khan, Nasser. The Cricket Match. Oxford: Heinemann, 2007 22. Kimmel, Eric A. Anansi Goes Fishing. New York: Holiday House, 1992 23. Kimmel, Eric A. Anansi and the Moss-covered Rock. New York: Holiday House, 1988 24. Magnus, Kellie. Little Lion Goes For Gold. Miami: Mediamagic, 2008 25. Marvin, Isabel. The Beautiful Blue Shirt on Barry Street. LMH Publishing, 2000. 26. Mason Jo-Anne. Paddy the Goat that Saved Rainbow Island. Oxford: Macmillan, 2003. 27. Mohamed, Paloma. A Man Called Garvey: The Life and Times of the Great Leader: Marcus Garvey. Daver, Massachusetts : The Majority Press, 2004. 28. Potter-Hall, Melisande. Ptolemy Turtle. Kingston, Jamaica: LMH Publishing, 2000. 29. Potter-Hall, Melisande. Soon Come: A Ptolemy Turtle Adventure. Kingston, Jamaica: LMH Publishing, 2000. 30. Rose-Brown, Janice. Brian Lara. Oxford: Heinemann, 2007 31. Seaforth, Sybil. A Boundary for Vimal. London Longman, 1996. 32. Storace, Patricia. Sugar Cane: A Caribbean Rapunzel. New York: Hyperion, 2007. 33. Tortello, Rebecca. Nancy and Grandy Nanny. Kingston, Jamaica: Stationery and School Supplies Limited, 2001 34. Vayssieres, Jean-Jacques. The Amazing Adventures of Equiano. Kingston, Jamaica : Ian Randle, 2001. 22
    • Jamaica Library Service Caribbean Books All Jamaican Children Should Read 9 - 11 Years 35. Browne, Diane. Every Little Thing Will be Alright. Kingston: Carlong, 2003 36. Browne, Diane. The Ring and the Roaring Water. Kingston, Jamaica : Diane Browne, 2008 37. Browne, Diane. A Tumbling World: A Time of Fire. Kingston: Arawak Publications, 2001 38. Cattell, Bob and Agard, John. Butter-Finger. London : Francis Lincoln, 2006 39. Campbell, Hazel D. Ramgoat Dashalong. Kingston, Jamaica: LMH Publishing, 2003 40. Craig, Christine. The Bird Gang. Kingston, Jamaica : Heinemann Caribbean, 1990. 41. Da’Costa, Jean. Sprat Morrison. London: Longman, 1990 42. Da’Costa, Jean. A Voice In the Wind. London : Longman, 1978. 43. Ernest, Kate Elizabeth. Hope Leaves Jamaica. London : Methuen Children’s, 1993. 44. Fraustino, Lisa Rowe. Grass and Sky. New York: Orchard Books, 1994 45. Goulbourne, Jean. Freedom Come. Kingston, Jamaica: Carlong, 2002 46. Jones, Evan. Skylarking. Harlow, Essex : Longman, 1994. 23
    • Jamaica Library Service Caribbean Books All Jamaican Children Should Read 9 - 11 Years 47. Kessell, Lee. Tarik and the Island of Adventure. Oxford : Macmillan, 2005. 48. Murray, Millie. Ebony and the Mookatook Bush. London : Longman, 1994. 49. Palmer. C. Everard. Baba and Mr. Big. Oxford , England : Macmillan Education, 1992 50. Palmer, C. Everard. Big Doc Bitteroot. London: Macmillan Education, 1992. 51. Palmer. C. Everard. The Cloud With the Silver Lining. Oxford : Macmillan Education, 1987 52. Palmer, C. Everard. A Cow Called Boy. London: Macmillan, 1985. 53. Reid, Vic. Peter of Mount Ephraim. Kingston, Jamaica : Jamaica Publishing House, 1981. 54. Reid, Vic. Sixty-five. Kingston: Longman Caribbean, 1989. 55. Richmond, Beulah. Anancy and Friends. Kingston, Jamaica: LMH Publishing, 2004. 56. Salkey, Andrew. Hurricane. Middlesex, England : Puffin Books, 1977. 57. Shelley-Robinson, Cherrell. Jojo’s Treasure Hunt. Kingston, Carlong, 2003. 58. Sherlock, Philip M. Anansi the Spider Man. London: Macmillan, 1998. 59. Sherlock, Phillip M. Three Finger Jack’s Treasure. Jamaica : Jamaica Publishing House, 1961. 60. Squires, Maria Roberts. Big Island Little Adventure. Kingston: Carlong, 2007. 24
    • Jamaica Library Service Caribbean Books All Jamaican Children Should Read 12 - 14 Years 61. Da’Costa, Jean. Escape to Last Man’s Peak. London : Longman, 1980. 62. Lloyd, Errol. Many Rivers to Cross. London: Methuen , 1995. 63. Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John. New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997. 64. O’Dell, Scott. My Name is not Angelica. London : Viking, 1991. 65. Palmer, C. Everard. Full Circle: the Rami Johnson Story. Oxford : Macmillan Education, 2003. 66. Palmer. C. Everard. My Father, Sun-Sun Johnson. Oxford: Macmillan, 1984 67. Palmer, C. Everard. A Time to Say Goodbye: Rami Johnson – The Final Chapter. Oxford : Macmillan Education 2006. 68. Palmer. C. Everard. The Wooing of Beppo Tate. London : Deutsch, 1972 69. Pollard, Velma. Anansesem: A collection of Folk Tales, Legends and Poems for Juniors. Kingston: Carlong, 2002 70. Reid, V.S. The Young Warriors. Kingston, Jamaica: Carlong, 1979. 71. Seaforth, Sybil. Voyage to Sandy Bay. Essex : Longman, 1997. 72. Stuart, Morna. Marassa and Midnight. Oxford : Heinemann, 1966. 73. Taylor, Theodore. The Cay. Great Britain : Heinemann New Windmills, 1973. 74. Taylor, Theodore. Timothy of the Cay. London: Penguin Group, 1993 75. Williams, Sheila. Cloud in My Sky. Kingston, Jamaica: Carlong, 1995. 25