Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sangita's Singing Launch at Orange Public Library

After a wonderful morning at Orange Public School where Year 3 and Year 4 have been doing an intensive study of our latest book at Pax Press, Sangita's Singing set in Nepal and raising money for the Mitrataa Foundation, there was the launch at Orange Public Library at 4pm that afternoon.

What a welcome to walk into Orange Public School's own library to experience all the work students have done on Sangita's Singing and see the diverse and thoughtful artwork on several of my picture books: Way Home, A Boy Like Me a story about peace; and The Wishing Cupboard, set in Australia and Vietnam.

Two teachers, Lyndall Harrison and Phillipa Hughes, have done in depth teacher notes for Sangita's Singing, which resulted in some very sensitive writing and artwork from students as well as the Reader's Theatre and a spontaneous rap!

About 60 people attended the launch at Orange Public Library where we were delighted that a Nepali family was able to take part in the launch of the book. I have recently had news through the Principal Toni Macdonald, that the school will be sponsoring a Nepali girl's education through the Mitrataa Foundation. What a wonderful launch all round!

At Orange Public Library launching Sangita's Singing, 19 July 2013.

At Orange Public School with the enthusiastic Year 3 and Year 4 students.

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