Kids and books
Kids and books belong together - the world over. Books kindle kids' creativity, develop their curiosity, excite their imaginations. Books help kids dream. They turbo-charge children, winging them to a not-so-faraway future, giving them hope, and unlocking their inventive, resourceful, and ingenious minds.
Lots of kids ... Not many books
Catch this...there are close to 10,000,000 people in Haiti. Almost 40% of them are under the age of 14. That's a lot of kids. The problem is, there just aren't many children's books available to most Haitian children. There are even fewer books in Haitian Kreyòl, the language of the vast majority of kids in Haiti.
Let's change that!
We believe that Haitian children deserve good quality books, and lots of them. We also believe that they deserve colorful, beautiful books written in Haitian Kreyòl (Haitian Creole). And whether they are the millions of kids that live across the countryside of Haiti, or the ones living in the densely populated cities, they deserve to have access to these books.
We at Haiti, Let's Read!, a Christian non-profit charity, are committed to writing and developing books for kids in Haiti. Not just books for books' sake, but good quality, culturally relevant books, written in Haitian Kreyòl, that will catch the eyes and hearts of Haitian kids and get them falling in love with reading.
We desire to partner with Haitian young people as they write and develop their own children's materials for Haiti.
Cholera, A Sickness You Can Avoid
by Pamela H. Russell and Barbara Van Schoyck
A page from the cholera book
This is the first in a series of children's books entitled
Healthy Haitian Children.
A practical book
Kids and cholera don't belong together. In fact, no one should get cholera. But, since it hit Haiti hard in October of 2010, thousands of people have died from this very preventable illness. Children need to know how to prevent it.
The first Haiti, Let's Read! (Ayiti, Annou Li!) project is a children's book about CHOLERA that will help Haiti and educate her kids and families, in practical ways they can avoid getting this preventable illness.
The book has lots of bright, colorful pages, photos of real-life Haitian children, and simple ideas kids can use to keep cholera away.
This is just the first in our series of children's health books in Haitian Kreyòl (Haitian Creole). Be sure to visit our website frequently to stay up-to-date on how Haiti, Let's Read! helps Haitian kids build a brighter future.