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.
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.