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  • Open Daily: 10am - 10pm
    Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm

    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

Open Daily: 10am - 10pm | Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm
3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
612-822-4611
Thank You Plants: How Life Grows All Around Us In Afaan Oromo and English

Thank You Plants: How Life Grows All Around Us In Afaan Oromo and English

Redy Set Go Books
Elders at Irco's Africa House
Gemeda, Ahmed Dedo

Paperback

Early Readers

ISBN13: 9798656390668
Published: Jun 23 2020
Pages: 36
Weight: 0.15
Height: 0.09 Width: 5.51 Depth: 8.50
Language: English
The plants around us are more than simple landscape. They are living, breathing organisms that form the basis of life as we know it. They live and die and live again, soak up the sun and help support the soil, enrich the air we breathe and beautify the world with their presence. Tenderly illustrated by the elders in IRCO's Africa House in Portland, OR. Part of Open Hearts Big Dreams goal of increasing literacy in Ethiopian languages. Ready Set Go Books, an Open Hearts Big Dreams Project, is focused on increasing 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 Ready Set Go Books to kids in Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country. Ethiopia's population is 44% children, ages 0-14 (43 million out of 97 million total). Only 5.5% of children attend pre-school or kindergarten, and the adult literacy rate is 49%. 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. Since late 2017, OHBD has published over 100 unique #ReadySetGo dual language titles in three Ethiopian languages plus English and has plans to publish another 100 titles and add more languages in the coming years. New titles and/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 READY SET GO books, STEM and Innovation Projects in collaboration with individuals and organizations providing literacy, education, and leadership opportunities.

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