Do something good before jetting off this weekend – check out this beautifully-produced video from Pearson’s We Give Books and On My Mind Foundation. These two organizations paired up on a trip to Haiti to help schools affected by the earthquake disaster last year, and address the overwhelming illiteracy rate in that area. Now, We Give Books is providing 1,000 books to kids in Haiti, and you can find out more and help here.
The video features Jesse Joshua Watson, author/illustrator of the Putnam book Hope For Haiti, one of my favorite picture books we’ve published recently. Jesse’s artwork is brilliantly colored and perfectly suited to this uplifting story. It goes well beyond soccer and speaks straight to the heart of Haiti’s youngest generation. A must read – and I’m so glad that children in Haiti were able to experience it in their own language!