As many of you know, I've spent some quality time in Haiti, specifically in a little village called Jubilee Blanc. My dear friend Doreen started a school there a few years ago, and they now have over 100 students who are learning in a classroom environment for the first time. If you'd like to know more about Jubilee Blanc, or the Jubilee School, or any of the projects that are currently running there, visit these sites:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Jubilee-School/142467549148002?sk=wall the official facebook page for Jubilee School
http://love4haiti.blogspot.com/ a blog written by people that are permanently on the field in Haiti
http://jubileeschool-selah.blogspot.com the Jubilee school blog
Doreen- school founder, stateside administrator, beautiful human being
A thought that has been on my heart for awhile now- these children are learning to read, but they have nothing there for them to read! I want to give Jubilee a library.
Now I'm no Carnegie, but I figured that it couldn't be too terribly hard to get a collection of children's books together to ship to Jubilee. As it turns out, I'm right. And aren't I always?
Dreams coming true- the school at JubileeSo my friends Doreen, Sarah, Tammy, and I have teamed up to collect a super duper set of children's books, specifically chosen for the needs at Jubilee School, and get them to Haiti. It's really easy to get involved. Want to? Ready?
First, take a look at the list of books below. See something that catches your eye? Good. It's a link. Click on it. It will take you to the Amazon.com website.
Buy the book.
When it asks you where to ship your book, put in this name and address:
252 Abbott Lane
St. Simon's Island, Georgia 31522
Your book will be shipped straight to us and we will get your precious cargo loaded into a suitcase bound for a new little library in Haiti. Why don't we ship straight to Haiti? Well, we've discovered that packages don't always make it to their final destination, and it is really expensive. So we haul in all of the school's curriculum in suitcases traveling with volunteers. It works, trust me.
You'll notice that many of the books are bilingual or trilingual. If you realize that a book you saw on Tuesday is not on the list on Saturday, it means that we have already gotten several orders for that book, and we simply pulled that link down. If you are given the option of paperback or hardcover, please choose hardcover. They last longer. If paperback is the only option (a it is in the case of many of the bilingual books) then the paperback option is fine.
Thank you for participating in this very unusual "stuff" raiser. If you have come to this blog for the first time specifically to participate in the book drive, welcome! Feel free to look around and leave comments- loads of comments- because I love them.
Here's the books. Enjoy!
A Mango for Grandpa (Haitian Creole) (Creole Edition)
Where's the Puppy? (English/Haitian Creole bilingual)Children's Dog Books)
What Happens Next? (English/Haitian Creole bilingual edition)Children's Basic Concepts Books)
Where's the Baby? / Kote Tibebe a ye?Children's Basic Concepts Books)
My First English Haitian Creole Illustrated Dictionary (Multilingual Edition)
The Coconut Tree(Pye Kokoye a) (Haitian Creole) (Creole Edition)
Se Fet Mako/Mako's Birthday (SCDC Haitian Creole Language Arts)
How Waves Were Created- A Haitian Folktale (English and French Edition)
Bear at Home (Bilingual English/French) (Multilingual Edition) (French & English Bilingual Bk) (French Edition)Children's Bear Books)
Where Hummingbirds Come From Bilingual French English (French Edition)
Bear about Town (Bilingual English/French) (Multilingual Edition) (The Bear Series) (French Edition)
How the Fox Got His Color Bilingual French English (French Edition)
Where's Toto?/Ou est Toto?: French/English Edition (Let's Read!) (French Edition)Children's Mysteries, Espionage & Detectives Literature)
La Petite Souris, La Belle Fraise Rouge, Et Le Gros Ours Affame (Child's Play Library) (French Edition)Children's Bear Books)
Thibodeaux Turtle & Boudreaux Bunny * Tortue Thibodeaux et Lapin Boudreaux (English and French Edition)Children's Multicultural Literature)
The Gnomes of Knot-Hole Manor Bilingual French English (French Edition)
Max: A Griggstown Mystery / Un Mystere de Griggstown (French and English)
Bear in Sunshine/L'ours au Soleil (French Edition) (Fun First Steps)Children's Bear Books)
Don't Cry Sly in French and English (English and French Edition)
Bear in a Square/L'ours Dans Le Carre (French Edition) (Fun First Steps)
These Animals... Don't Want to Wash! (Bilingual English-French) (Volume 1)
The Usborne Book of Everyday Words in French (French Edition)
Danger on Wasajana Island (English/French)
I Want My Banana! (I Can Read French)
Madeleine (French Edition)Children's Orphans & Foster Homes Books)
Transport/Le Transport (Bilingual First Books) (English and French Edition)Children's Basic Concepts Books)
What's for Supper? (I Can Read French)
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in French and English (Board Books) (English and French Edition)
Leo Le Chat Comes to Play (French and English Edition)
Ou est Bouboul?: Where is Bouboul? (Learn-a-Language Storybooks) (English and French Edition)
Lucy Cat at the Farm (Lucy Cat S.) (English and French Edition)
La Chenille Qui Fait Des Trous (French Edition)Literature & Fiction Books)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Bonsoir Lune (French Edition)Children's Classic Literature by Age)
Goodnight MoonChildren's Classic Literature by Age)
Ours Brun - Dis-moi : French edition of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First ReaderChildren's Basic Concepts Books)
Arc-En-Ciel = The Rainbow Fish: French English Edition
Corduroy (Book & CD)Children's Classic Literature by Age)
The Runaway BunnyChildren's Classic Literature by Age)
Je Vais Me Sauver / the Runaway Bunny (French Edition)
Devine Combien Je t'aime (Guess How Much I Love You) (French Edition)
Guess How Much I Love YouChildren's Classic Literature by Age)
Where the Wild Things AreChildren's Classic Literature by Age)
Max et les Maximonstres : French edition of Where the Wild Things Are
Je t'aimerai toujours (French Edition)Children's Literature)
Love You ForeverChildren's Emotions & Feelings Books)
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayChildren's Humorous Literature)
Stellaluna - Oversize editionChildren's Bird Books)
The Velveteen RabbitChildren's Activity & Toy Books)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Book& CD)Children's Alphabet Books)
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books)Children's African-American Story Books)
Are You My Mother?Children's Humorous Literature)
ES TU MA MAMAN? [ARE YOU MY MOTHER? in ENGLISH AND FRENCH].
The Napping HouseChildren's Humorous Literature)
Basil of Baker Street (Basil of Baker Street ): Basil of Baker StreetChildren's Mysteries, Espionage & Detectives Literature)
The Little Engine That CouldChildren's Classic Literature by Age)
A Treasury of Curious GeorgeChildren's Humorous Literature)
George Et le Camion / Curious George (French Edition)
Lilly's Purple Plastic PurseChildren's Mouse, Hamster, Guinea Pig & Squirrel Books)
Amelia Bedelia Celebration, An: Four Stories Tall with Audio CDChildren's Humorous Literature)
The Art Lesson (Paperstar Book)Children's Art Books)
Clifford The Big Red Dog (Clifford 8x8)Children's Dog Books)
Sylvester and the Magic PebbleChildren's Science Fiction, Fantasy & Magic Literature)
More links coming soon...
And just to be perfectly clear:
Yes, I am an Amazon Affiliate, which is why I was able to set all of this up. I will get paid a small percentage of the book sales as a commission from Amazon. That money will be considered a donation to my work next year with Megacities.