Bamboo People, Burmese Kids & a Cool Website

Hello,

today I would like share with you a wonderful website:http://www.bamboopeople.org/

Bamboo People is the title of Mitali Perkins latest book, which will be officially released on July 1st. The story takes place in Burma, also known as Union of Myanmar; it features two male protagonists, Chiki and Tu Reh.

Here’s a description from Mitali’s website:
“Chiko isn’t a fighter by nature. He’s a book-loving Burmese boy whose father, a doctor, is in prison for resisting the government. Tu Reh, on the other hand, wants to fight for freedom after watching Burmese soldiers destroy his Karenni family’s home and bamboo fields.”

This is one of those times where setting up a website for a book totally made sense for me. I believe you will understand once you visit Bamboo People’s pages. In an intimate account, Mitali shared what inspired her to write that story. She also raises awareness about the situation in Burma, inspires with ways to make a difference and provides a discussion guide. My favorite part is in the “Teach the Book” section, and is titled “Kids from Burma Speak.”

I hope you check it out. 🙂

Cheers,

Nathalie

Note: The book is published by Charlesbridge Publishing.