Spirit of PaperTigers Project

As a big fan of PaperTigers, I'm delighted to share the news about the recently launched Spirit of PaperTigers Project, an initiative to promote literacy and books that encourage empathy and understanding.

The Project will select a set of books, donate them to schools and libraries in areas of need, and report responses of children from all around the globe. (For details on how to get a set, visit the PaperTigers site.)

The 2010 Book Set is fantastic. Check it out:

Written and illustrated by Lynne Barasch. Lee & Low, 2009. Ages 4-8.

Little Leap Forward
Written by Guo Yue and Clare Farrow, illustrated by Helen Cann. Barefoot Books, 2008. Ages 9-12.

Written and illustrated by Bolormaa Baasansuren. Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, 2009. Ages 4-8.
One Hen
Written by Katie Smith Milway, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes. Kids Can Press, 2008. Ages 7+.

Planting the Trees of Kenya
Written and illustrated by Claire A. Nivola.
Frances Foster Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. Ages 5-8.

The Storyteller's Candle
Written by Lucia Gonzalez, illustrated by Lulu Delacre.
Children's Book Press, 2008. Ages 4-8..

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Written and illustrated by Grace Lin.
Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009. Ages 9-12..