Sustainable Development Goals Book Club

The SDG Book Club, first announced in September 2018 will present a selection of books for children aged 5-12 on each of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiative will provide an opportunity to encourage children to read, to learn about the SDGs and empower them to play their part in making the world a better place.

The first book list was released last week and highlights Goal 1 – No Poverty. The four chosen books are:

  1. Serafina’s Promise by Ann Burg
  2. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
  3. A Chair for My Mother by Vera B Williams
  4. The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde

Each student in the Elementary School from Grades 1-5 will be involved in the SDG Book Club and encouraged to read at least one of the books on the SDG book list plus other books chosen by the Library staff that explain the reasons why people are poor. The students will be issued with a SDG Book Club passport to record their reading efforts and encouraged to complete all 17 SDGs by August 2020. The library central display will feature the monthly book club focus.

The SDG Book Club makes content available in the six official languages of the United Nations – Arabic, English, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish.

You can learn more about the SDG Book Club by reading the UN resource page:

Please join our Elementary students as they learn about Goal 1 – Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. You may even want to host a book club meeting and share your photos via hashtags #SDGBookClub and #GlobalGoals.

Please help our students spread the word!

Monica Mayer

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