Since 2013, Bring Me a Book has been bringing children’s authors, illustrators and renowned literacy experts to schools in Hong Kong to spread the love of reading. Why, you might ask? We believe that meeting an author, illustrator, literacy expert, storyteller in real life and hearing them convey their passion for their work can fundamentally alter a child’s relationship to books and ignite a life-long love of reading. By bringing their stories to life, author visits often motivate previously reluctant readers to pick up a book while also inspiring educators to think about the subject matter more creatively.
We feel incredibly indebted to our long-term partners, BoAML and Target, for sponsoring the travel and accommodation costs of the author and speaker visits to HK in the past, which would otherwise be unaffordable for our beneficiaries, including low-income schools and community centers.
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So make sure their books are read by teachers in classrooms and/or daily facts about the author or his/her books are shared ahead of time. Why not try a message board where kids can write to the author? Or ask your students to share their favourite books here.
For more information about our workshops and author program, please contact our Program Manager, Doris Chan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (842) 2127 4533.