The power of words that traveled to Japan

To my astonishment and delight, one of the schools I visited in Tokyo had a check prepared for Ethiopia Reads.  Here’s how it happened.  The librarian came upon the article in Good Housekeeping a couple of years ago and read it to her students at Seishen International School.  A girl decided she couldn’t imagine a world without books.  She started saving her yen.  A few friends helped.  Kids making a difference…wowee.

Surprises in Japan:

–driving on the right;

–heated floors and toilet seats;

–lots of pointing and laughing and trying because almost everything was in Japanese.

–Lanie travels well.

Some of the girls I met pronounced her name differently than I do…but they liked her science interests and they know a lot about the need to do our part for animals, even bugs.

It was a thrill to pick up the inflight magazine on the way home and see Lanie’s hero, Jane Goodall, on the cover.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebekah on April 10, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Cool! Glad you’re home safely.


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