By Rima Jessamine M. Granali
When Amy Tan was in high school, she wanted to be like the “worldly kids who wore fur coats and smoked.” Tan is the writer of “The Joy Luck Club,” her first book that became an international best seller, and 11 other titles that include two children’s books.
By Scott Lee Chua
“I have a confession,” the lanky, bespectacled man on the stage told us. “When I was a kid, I hated books.” The crowd of Grade 8 students in Xavier School’s auditorium gasped collectively.
The Basadours, a dynamic group of volunteer ambassadors for reading and storytelling, are taking a step towards bringing together all reading and storytelling advocates in “Storytelling 101: A Storytelling Training.”
Reading advocate group, Basadours, will start the celebration of the National Book Week with “Storython: A storytelling marathon event,” which will gather more than 100 selected schoolchildren in Cebu City on Nov. 23 at the Cebu City Public Library (CCPL).
By Cris Evert B. Lato
When the clock strikes 5 p.m. on weekdays, Raymond, Christian and John Lloyd drop their schoolbags at home in Cebu City’s Barangay Inayawan and head for the nearby dump to join their pals—John Paul, Martin and Eman—in looking for tin cans, plastic and other items that can be sold to scrap buyers.