Our first order from Scholastic is shaping up to be a big one! Kind supporters of Bizoha have donated almost $1,400 worth of books to our Library so far -- Donations of books totaling $1,150 have generated rewards for an additional $230 in free books.
The opportunity to place orders will remain open until January 31. Books will then be shipped to Bizoha, arriving around February 10. School opens on February 22, and we will post photographs of the children enjoying their incredible new library of titles.
There is an excellent assortment of books coming our way! Pictured below are the books selected so far. We have very few duplicates -- although in fact we would not mind duplicates at all. We will have 10 classrooms to spread the books among. Within a class, teachers and students may find it helpful indeed to have several copies of a reference book; multiple copies of a story may be used in a small reading group; and friends would enjoy checking out the same title to share their pleasure in reading. So please do not worry about duplicate purchases. We will get feedback from the teachers on what is useful and popular for future orders.
Here is what we've got coming so far:
Response has been fabulous, and we are touched and grateful at the outpouring of support. We can't wait to get the children connected with the books, and share pictures of the excitement. Your generosity and caring will truly change the lives of children.
If you'd like to add to the collection of books arriving before the start of our first term, please make sure to order by January 31. Thank you!