Getting lots of books into little hands

Melanie Jeffs, Orca’s Director of Digital Products, talks about a new initiative in Victoria, BC. 1000 X 5 aims to provide books to children under age five. A local mission to promote early literacy: 1000 X 5 One of the great things about working in the book industry is that you get to meet people who are passionate about books, and you get to learn about all cool book-related projects. Earlier this month I got to visit one of the sites of what is now my favorite book project. The project is called 1000 x […]

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Pink Shirt Day 2014 – Anti-Bullying Awareness

Pink Shirt Day is a hugely important annual event to raise awareness about bullying in schools, workplaces, homes and on the Internet. Each year, supporters proudly wear pink to symbolize a united effort to stand up to bullies and end instances of bullying everywhere. In case you haven’t heard the origins of Pink Shirt Day, here’s how it began with two teenage boys from a high school in Nova Scotia: ‚ÄúDavid Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being […]

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