I went and got another copy of St Jude's today. I will send it to three mothers in my family – my mother, my sister and her daughter (mother of Isabella) who all live in the same household in Brisbane. St Jude's is an ideal book for Mothers Day, because it is so interesting and it is a really easy read. And the book addresses some of the difficulties that Gemma's mother had in accepting Gemma's decision to live in Africa. Mothers will understand the issues around this.
Incidentally, I met Gemma's mother at the book launch in Sydney. She was accompanying Gemma and helping out at the various book launch events. What a trouper!
I have designed a bookplate to go in all the copies of St Jude's that I buy. It is intended to encourage people to lend the book, and for the borrowers to donate the price of the book to the School via my blog. What do you think?
If you have a copy of St Jude's, you might think about putting something like this in the front cover and then lend it to someone!
When I was at the local bookshop, Lindfield Bookshop, Scott told me that if people want to buy children's books for the School, he will sell them at cost and ship them to Brisbane to go in the next container sent to the School. What a generous offer! I wonder whether I can get some fundraising happening around that idea?
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