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11 October, 2012, Huaiha Village, Oudomxay Province, Laos

Book party: At book parties we read from books, play games, and sing songs. At the end of each book party, every student gets to choose a book, usually the first book they've ever owned. Then we give more to the school. Our book parties have two goals. First, we get children excited about books. (Previously, most of them had seen textbooks, but never a book they were eager to read.) Second, we observe closely, to see what books are most avidly read, what's needed, and what techniques help spread a love of reading.

This event was sponsored by Yatai and A World In Need (United States). Thank you!

Vanali reads from Phiiyamoi, one of our most popular traditional stories. Vanali had a reading room in her village, sponsored by Big Brother Mouse. She liked to encourage reading so much that she joined our book party team.

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