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Bookworms full circle
January 24, 2016
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It is rather atypical to have full circle moments and yet, for those of us who choose to work with children and books this is the order of the day !

At the end of this past year I had 2 very special such moments. Advay Burte all of 11 years was a Bookworm member at the age of 3 ( testament to his remarkably literate parents) and felt nurtured at Bookworm. Advay now lives in Mumbai, continues to borrow a box of books on a monthly basis and sent me this mail 

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Advay put aside his birthday money for Bookworm. Often we talk of present day children like they are depraved and value less but in my experience I meet more adults of this nature than children. Reading brings out the best in us and that is represented in children like Advay Burte. 

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As the year was drawing to a close, I was on vacation with my family and had the absolute joy of three nieces directing and performing in a Puppet play to raise money for Bookworm projects. That they understood that they can use their many gifts to share, to promote a love for reading for others and support an unusual aunt comes because very early in their own lives, they are read to , they read and they are able to reflect on ideas from a wider perspective. 

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Young readers giving back to support reading. Full circle .

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  1. Sooooo wonderful… Child is the father of man!

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