Posted by Kim McDonald-Wilkes on Feb 01, 2020
February 13th is the kick off to the Rotary Club of Exploits 50th Anniversary year! River the Ro-terrier and all the human members of the club were so excited about our 50th Anniversary that we are starting the celebrations early. Our first Anniversary Present is Literacy. A gift that will continue to others!
River and all the human members of our club will be visiting two primary schools in our area. Forest Park Primary, Grades K-3 and Woodland Primary, Grades K-3. Members of our Rotary Club will be joined by some other community minded volunteers, and of course me PI Puppy River (I just have to really behave in school and no barking...I think I can do it!). Together, we will visit both schools on Family Literacy Day, Jan 27th, 2020.  We will read a selection of books to each class throughout the day, and leave a present, all the new books as a donation to the schools library.
Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.
This year's book list will be all about diversity and inclusion. Please see the list of books, their authors and illustrators below.
We were proud to partner with PFlag GFW to collectively select a great list of reading material appropriate for the K-3 age group.
  • Ester the Wonder Pig - Steve Jenkins & Derel Walter
  • Heather Has Two Mommies - Leslea Newman & Laura Cornell
  • A Family Is a Family Is a Family - Sara O'Leary & Qin Leng
  • A Tale of two Mommies - Vanita Oelschlager & Mike Blanc
  • Angus All Aglow - Heather Smith & Alice Carter
  • Love Makes a Family - Sophie Beer
  • I Am Jazz - Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings
  • All Are Welcome - Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne Kaufman
  • I Am Human: A Book of Empathy - Susan Verde & Peter H. Reynolds
  • The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi
  • Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match - Monica Brown & Sara Palacious
  • Red: A Crayon's Story - Michael Hall
  • Meet ClaraBelle Blue - Adiba U Nelson & Llene Serna (Series)
  • El Deafo - Cece Bell
  • We'll Paint the Octopus Red - Stephanie Stuve-Bodden & Pam DeVito
  • We're Amazing 1,2,3! - Leslie Kimmelman & Mary Beth Nelson
  • Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper
Happy 50th Anniversary to us! We can't wait to spend all year celebrating and giving back to our local and global community.