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Books, Immortal Storytellers

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Supporting writers from all cultures and languages is important so that we have children’s books, essays, and novels that match all people in our beautiful world.  Fiction mirrors reality, but this is not so in school libraries worldwide.  Too often, books on the shelves reflect only the white Anglo-Saxon Christian lifestyle.  A lasting result of Imperialism in developing countries and oppression in the U.S.

It is important for the present children to see a reflection of themselves in the books they read, so they can connect to reading and value literacy in a very personal way.  Also, for our future generations because literature is immortal and carries with it the values and traditions of our many societies for all time.

Please watch as Nigerian Storyteller Chimamanda Adichie talks about her childhoood literature experience.

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html

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Author: 4 the World

4 the World identifies and collaborates with communities across the globe to empower them to identify and solve the most pressing needs of their communities within the areas of health and education. By partnering with the communities in these areas, we provide critical support and capacity-building initiatives to ensure these communities are capable of continuing to grow and thrive in the future.

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