For the ninth consecutive year the US Virgin Islands’ Department of Education and the Office of the Governor presented the Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge, where students in grades K to 6 are challenged to read five or more books during the summer months.
Since the Department of Education already had the very popular and successful Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge (GSRC), where children from kindergarten to 5th grade received free books for the summer written and illustrated by Caribbean writers and artists, why not combine carnival and the books from the GSRC?
Biologist Fletcher Smith lead scientist in the whimbrel tracking project on St. Croix, and whose work inspired our book Hope is Here! by Cristina Kessler (illustrations by Marcos Castillo), visits the Virgin Islands.
Little Bell Caribbean was thrilled to once again take part in this great initiative, which is a partnership between the Office of the Governor and the Virgin Islands Department of Education. This year, the program's featured title was Moon Rooster/El gallo lunero, Little Bell's newest bilingual release about a special rooster that is determined to wake up the moon.