This weekend, I am riding!

“Frederick Douglass taught that literacy is the path from slavery to freedom. There are many kinds of slavery and many kinds of freedom, but reading is still the path.”
Carl Sagan

My children’s book, I AM RIDING! (grades 3-4), is available on Amazon from One Moore Book. I teamed up with illustrator Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre for this fun-filled trinlingual (English, French, Kreyòl) story about a girl’s first time riding a bike.

10872747_798680766871931_7376167266874324992_oI’m going to be busy this weekend.

One of One Moore Book’s goals this year is to make Storytime videos for all of their books. One Moore Book Storytime is a project that brings books to life through video.

They’ve only had the time and capacity to produce videos for two (2) books in their pilot series, but I agree with editor Wayétu Moore on this: these videos are a wonderful way to engage.

Click here to watch Kukujumuku. And click here for Part I of another story, Jamonghoie, which tells the story of a young prince whose life is saved by music, after being thrown in a ditch by his jealous older brothers.

One Moore Book provides culturally sensitive and educational stories that highlight the lives of children of countries with significantly low literacy rates. One Moore Book provides literature for children whose narratives are largely missing from the children’s book publishing industry. The books also serve as a key to unknown people and places for all kids who do not have access to cultures outside of their own.

Wayétu hopes to have all videobooks done by April, so this weekend I’ll be working on an audio recording of I AM RIDING!

Have a good weekend!

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“Off I go, swimming through the air. The pedals spin freely as I’m sailing ahead. The air is breezing past my face, my arms and legs. The landscape is flowing by me like images on a TV screen.”

From “I Am Riding,” by M.J. Fievre, illustrated by Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre, available here: http://ow.ly/G7MQC

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