We did it! We completed The Unfinished Angel! Make sure you get your certificates printed off and hand them out this week to celebrate your accomplishment.
Fun to Watch
Enjoy these short clips: Sharon Creech talking about The Unfinished Angel, actual footage from the international school that gave her the inspiration (see if you can spot the old tower where the angel lives!), & Creech reading the pigeon scene!
Just click the images below to watch:
More Books By Sharon Creech
If your kids loved The Unfinished Angel, you might want to check out some of Creech’s other popular titles (all are in the 8-12 age range):
Time to Collect Your Pledges!
Photo by Marilyn de Guehery, Love146
If you have gathered monthly pledges, this is the week to go back to your book club sponsors, let them know your reading results and the ways you’ve healed the world, and ask them to donate for the children in the Philippines!
If they’re giving $5 US equivalent or more, you can pass this link directly on to them so they can give online: https://donate.love146.org/bookclub146
If you have givers who prefer to donate at the end of the entire book club instead, that’s fine, too–as long as you’ll remember to follow up with them when we’re all done. We want to work together to see this gauge rise!
And speaking of the Philippines, Malaya* finished the book and has received her certificate as well. She also answered a few questions about her experience, and her responses have been translated into English for us here:
(Parents, it could be inspiring to read these out loud to your children.)
What are ways that Zola helps to heal her corner of the world in this book?
Zola is a good child. She wants every person to have joy, peace, and love. Zola helps people who have nothing to eat. She is ready to help those who are in need. She does not give up.”
How do you think you can help heal your corner of the world?
Even though I am young and small, I believe that I can do something good. Here in the Round Home where I live, I always do everything I can to help my fellow clients do the things that they find difficult to do.
I can also help the world by praying to God to guide every person in the world. I believe that we don’t need much intelligence or ability to do good. I am sure that even a simple thing can bring good to others and the world.”
How does reading inspire you? Is there some way this book touched your heart?
Every time I read, I learn so much, like proper English or Filipino. My vocabulary widens every time I read a book. When I read, I meet many people through the characters. In every story there are good and bad characters and I learn from their attitudes. Through them, I am inspired to emulate their good deeds, as well as to dream to be able to go to different places. Because of reading, I am inspired to read more.
In the book I read, I was able to relate to the term “people are strange” because the first thing that came to my mind was that there are many things happening in the world like drugs, abuse, and others. That is why I thank Love146 because they help me start a new life.”
* Name changed to honor and protect her identity
Time to share YOUR answers for a chance to win!
The kids and I sent Books for Africa this week as one of our heal the world challenges!
Remember that each child who shares a response to the questions below will be entered to win an extra $10 donation to Love146 on their behalf, as well as a gift to inspire them to keep healing the world:
- How did reading this book inspire you? (or) Which part of it especially touched your heart?
- How have you helped to heal your corner of the world this month? (Share from your list on your reading log!)
Your kids have through Sunday, March 5th to leave a response in the comment section on this page–we’ll contact the winner via email next week!
A Prize for All Club Members
We’re ALL winners because we’ve laughed and learned and helped others this month, and Around the World Stories wants to celebrate by giving us a free audio story (& discount codes) to listen to in conjunction with our project!
Click the image below to listen, download, & find out more:
And just in case you missed them–previous book club updates:
- The Unfinished Angel: Our 1st Feb update; Our 2nd Feb update
- The links to the book club printables (including your certificates!)
Now enter your answers below for your chance to share with others AND your chance to win! (One comment for each individual child is allowed.)