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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Childrens Book Drive

Inspired by Asa Yamashita with thanks to Pseudonymous High School Teacher for writing the article that gave me that inspiration to do so.

Asa Yamashita was a High School Teacher at Waianae H.S. In Honolulu, Hawaii who was tragically murdered. She was eating noodles at a park bench waiting for her husband to pick her up when a 25 yr old man knocked the noodles from her hands and began to stab reason. Asa was known by her friends and students as "The Book Lady". She inspired her students to read. It was her Passion. Her husband Bryan asked the mourners to honor Asa's memory and "pick up a book and read. ... Read to learn something, read to enjoy. ... Just maybe you're reading for a better world." She leaves behind 4 and 7 year old daughters.

My Spring Charity Event will be "A Childrens Book Drive". If you would like to participate I am going to collect books for the Childrens Hospital here in Pittsburgh. If you are interested in participating Please email me your interest to: and I will send you the address to mail your book.


Martha said...

Count me in please!! I love to shop for children's books.

The Blonde Duck said...

What a wonderful cause!