|Some of the past winning authors of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature descended on Trinidad this week to entice youth with their books. This week of activities brought to us by Bocas Lit Fest and CODE was aimed at putting young people into direct contact with authors and getting them excited about reading. Visit the Bocas Lit Festival website or more information.
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Third and fourth grade students at the Benjamin Orr Elementary School in DC were treated today to a visit from author and publisher Carol Mitchell of CaribbeanReads Publishing. Mrs. Mitchell was representing Danielle Y C. McClean author of The Protectors’s Pledge.
“The children were extremely attentive to the reading,” Mrs. Mitchell commented. “They begged me to continue after I stopped and we had a lively discussion about some of the ideas generated just in the first chapter, for example, parallels between mythical creatures of the Caribbean and creatures they have heard about, similarities between JV’s behavior towards his grandmother and their behavior towards their guardians, the significance of a Protector and a Pledge.”
The author, Ms. McClean made a surprise visit by video during the presentation.
Each of the children received a copy of The Protectors’ Pledge, bookmarks, and puzzles compliments of CaribbeanReads Publishing.
(Image-Carol Mitchell reading from The Protectors’ Pledge by Danielle Y. C. McClean)
Danielle Y. C. McClean, award winning author of The Protectors’ Pledge speaks on Conversations Live! with Cyrus Webb.
Mr. Webb highlights his admiration for the Protectors’ Pledge and its message of overcoming personal fears, making a difference in the world at any age, and respecting mother nature. They talk about the way Danielle takes us into JV’s world and ties in culture with a social message.
On Tuesday 3rd May, 2016, the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister of Education in Trinidad and Tobago spoke at the launch of the Yerette Readers Series on Hummingbirds at the National Library and Information System (NALIS) building and pledged to include hummingbirds in the revised Curriculum.