Tuesday, November 11, 2014

More books for the mobile library - Guest blog and photos by Graeme Burn

We went shopping in Da Nang and bought 60 books for CEF's 'Literacy Encouragement Program'.

World Animals for younger readers

18 ways to live a better life for young teenagers
(Example of a suggestion: Get involved with a volunteer organization)

100 things to do before you reach 20 for older teenagers
(Example of content: Ideas to help you deal with strong emotions as jealousy)

Here are Ngoc and Kim Chi among the book shelves in a large Da Nang bookstore picking out the kind of books they have found students borrow most. We bought books for three age ranges: 5 to 11, 12 to 15 and 16 to 18, primary, secondary and high school. Ngoc told me that story books and science books are particularly popular.

Books other than those needed for school work are rare in the poorest homes. The children love reading just for pleasure.

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