The local publishers Book Dash 2020 consists of 21 of the world’s top creative talent representing eight countries. Book Dash tackles the literacy crisis by producing six new African children’s books in just 12 hours.
Book Dash in partnership with Liberty Community Trust is refining their virtual Book Dash model with this second-ever virtual event. Volunteer creative participants living in eight different countries will gather virtually, and make books. The teams, each consisting of a writer, designer, and illustrator, plus three editors, will have only 12 hours to create children’s picture books from scratch.
At the end of the day, teams will present the books they’ve made to each other and to the world. Tune in to watch this “Story Time” and enjoy six brand new stories to read for free.
After the event, Book Dash translates, prints and distribute copies of these books to children for free, in line with their vision that “Every child should own a hundred books by the age of five.”
For a full list of creative volunteers and to tune in to a live stream of the event on the day, click here.