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Book Cover for: Light: Dancing Over the Face of the Earth in English and Amharic, Ready Set Go Books

Light: Dancing Over the Face of the Earth in English and Amharic

Ready Set Go Books

"Light and darkness dance over the face of the earth." Thus begins our poetic celebration of the abundant sunshine that illuminates Ethiopia for most of the year. Brilliant illustrations by "master of light" Teklemariam Zewde fill the pages of our bilingual early reader dedicated to the enlightenment that the sun brings us. Across the world, light brings hope and the promise of a new day. Wisdom shines out of the darkness like a beacon, and streams from our hearts when we connect with love and joy. Light gives life, abundance, and clarity. We honor these sacred gifts in our stunning new title.

Open Hearts Big Dreams Ready Set Go (OHBD-RSG) Books were created to help increase the literacy rate in Ethiopia through giving readers books with stories in their heart languages, full of colorful illustrations with Ethiopian settings and details. Profits from book sales are used to create, print, and distribute more OHBD-RSG books to kids in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country. Ethiopia's population has a high percentage of children ages 0-14. Only a small percentage attend pre-school or kindergarten, and the adult literacy rate is around 50%.

Some of our books are based on wise Ethiopian sayings that often rhyme in Amharic. If an adult says the first half, many children can chant the second half. Sometimes the meaning of these sayings is clear. Sometimes it has to be puzzled out and argued over. But sayings and idioms and proverbs help people express truths and beliefs in unusual ways. Other books are based on STEAM topics, cooking, colors, counting and more.

Since late 2017, OHBD has published over 150 unique OHBD-RSG bilingual titles in a number of Ethiopian, African and global languages plus English and has plans to publish more titles and add more languages. New titles or languages are added monthly; follow our author page to get new release announcements. Open Hearts Big Dreams Fund (OHBD) is a 501(3)(c) not for profit organization that believes the chance to dream big dreams should not depend on where in the world you are born. Our mission is to inspire and enable youth in Ethiopia through Literacy, Innovation, Inclusion and Leadership Projects in collaboration with individuals and organizations in Ethiopia and globally.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: May 25th, 2024
  • Pages: 44
  • Language: English
  • Edition: undefined - undefined
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 8.00in - 0.11in - 0.31lb
  • EAN: 9798326615671
  • Categories: Non-Classifiable