Each year on the third Friday in November, DIE ZEIT, Stiftung Lesen and the Deutsche Bahn Foundation issue a call for action to set an example to promote reading – and the German Consulate General New York is happy to take part in “Vorlesetag” here in NYC.
Books should be a part of everyday life for all children and we all can help. As Kate DiCamillo says “reading should not be a chore or a duty, it should be offered as a gift”. In honor of this occasion, some of our colleagues travelled to various German-speaking institutions to share the joy of reading with children, thus encouraging them to become book lovers in their own right.
A highly recommendable book, which is among this year’s official Vorlesetag collection, is “Kleine (große) Heldin” (“Small (great) heroine”). Childrens literature needs new heroes and heroines, with whom all children can identify. Therefore, this book was developed by five German students – among of them one of our interns – in cooperation with third-graders on behalf of the Nader Etmenan Foundation to create an interculturalchildren's book that breaks stereotypes.
Knowledge is power, so keep reading.
For more information about the event, visit: Vorlesetag