It was a great day at the Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival last weekend. I had so much fun talking myth and writing with Don’t Look Back contributors Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl, Marion Lyman-Mersereau and Robert Barclay. I also finally got to meet contributor Maxine Hong Kingston in person, as well as meet with fellow book people in one sunny, airy place, and experience the treat of hearing stories read aloud–what a treat.

There were a lot of children at the festival, enjoying games but also animated story times, which got me thinking about telling you about this great literacy campaign by Denver, Co-based non-profit ” href=”http://burningthroughpages.org/”>Burning Through Pages, which I learned about on Mediabistro’s GalleyCat.

Focused on advocacy for youth reading and writing, Burning Through Pages has set out one momentous and worthy goal: “To inspire a love of reading in today’s youth by recommending, donating and discussing books.”

Their new and infectious campaign of black and white posters is aimed at parents to inspire them to read to their kids, and designed by Mike Anderick. It has also gone viral, making BTP suddenly popular on the web and facebook.

What’s your favorite time machine? LL

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