You did it! You completed another month of our Heal the World Book Club! Get your certificates printed off and hand them out this week to celebrate.
Make sure you have Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins all set to go for April, our final book club month! This inspiring book will be our main title for ages 6-11, and I’ll send through a study guide for you to download soon.
Alternative titles to choose from for other ages in April:
- Same, Same But Different (for ages 4-6)
- Ruby’s Wish (for ages 6-8)
- Sparrow Girl (for ages 6-8)
- The Year of the Panda (for ages 8-10)
- Boys Without Names (for ages 11+)
- Homeless Bird (for ages 11+)
- The Diary of Ma Yan (for ages 11+)
Fun to Watch
Learn a bit more about Afghanistan with the clips below!
Just click the images below to watch:
Time to Collect Your Pledges!
Photo by Marilyn de Guehery, Love146
It’s time to go back to your book club sponsors, let them know your reading results and the ways you’ve healed the world in March, and ask them to fulfill their pledges for the children Love146 serves 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!
Check out how our gauge is rising, & we still have several weeks to go:
I also have a wonderful report to pass on from the Philippines! Remember Malaya* who read The Unfinished Angel as part of our club last month?
She was able to complete her therapy in the Round Home and return to a safe living situation with relatives, some of which she’d been separated from since she was very young. Reintegration with family is not always possible for children who have been trafficked and exploited, so it’s a joy when it is!
Please join us by keeping her in our prayers as she begins this new chapter of her life.
* Name changed to honor and protect her identity
A Story About Compassion
Our good friends from Around the World Stories have been participating in our book club, too, and they’ve kindly offered our club members another global audio story–this time based in Ireland!
Have a story to share about your family’s experience with the club so far? Or would your kids like to share one of the ways they’ve healed the world this month? We’d love to hear from you–leave a comment below or send us an email!