Our Literacy Campaign is based on the desire to contribute high quality resources to public schools, while providing opportunities for lifelong learning in each school. The campaign entails placing sufficient copies of each book in each of the US Virgin Islands school’s libraries so that an entire class can have access to the books for class assignments at the same time. “James and the Fireburn” will be placed in each elementary school library; copies of “Fireburn the Screenplay” will be donated to each junior high and high school, along with the lifetime rights to screen “Fireburn the Documentary.”
The interactive component of the literacy campaign allows for the author/creator of the products to interact with each class virtually, so as to provide qualitative time with each class. Having guest readers, along with Q & A is a valuable component for stimulating students’ interest in reading, enhancing literacy, and inspiring creativity and research.
This campaign was made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands with Funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and will allow students to have access to these tools for years to come.