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Join us for a special Earth Day event and help us finish our Spring Drive strong

Sketch by Jason Chin [@authorjasonchin]. (January 6, 2021). About 90% of land plants rely on mycorrhizal fungi to retrieve nutrients from the soil [Instagram photograph].

Dear Reader,

We are halfway through our Spring Drive and we have some fun news to share! If you can, will you help us finish the drive and send a book to a Vermont child?

One of the exciting things about partnering with the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) during this drive is their connection to incredible Vermont authors.

As part of our Spring Drive, we are hosting a special Earth Day event this Thursday with Vermont author and illustrator Jason Chin. The event is for all ages, but especially kids! With many schools on vacation this week, we hope this will be a fun and educational way to celebrate Earth Day.

Artwork from 'Pie is for Sharing' by Jason Chin, Macmillan 2009 Copyright © Jason Chin

Jason is a Caldecott award-winning author whose books about natural ecosystems are filled with breathtaking ink and watercolor pictures. Jason will read one of his books, answer questions and lead a draw along activity for young ones.

This free or by donation event will be held on Thursday, April 22 at from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Zoom webinar format-- so kids can get curious and ask questions (because we like to ask questions here at VTDigger)!

RSVP here.

If you have a young person in your life who would enjoy this event, please share it with them and support VTDigger and CLiF by making a donation to our Spring Drive. Together, we hope to send books to 3,000 children across Vermont.

With so much heavy news breaking every day, let’s take a moment to share some wonder together and connect around reading, art and nature.

With gratitude,

Libbie Pattison

Director, Community Engagement
& Strategic Partnerships, VTDigger

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Libbie Sparadeo

About Libbie

Libbie Sparadeo leads community engagement, communications and external partnerships. Previously she managed development and planning for Neighbors in Action, a demonstration project of the Center for Court Innovation that promotes community cohesion in Central Brooklyn. Before that, Libbie was policy associate with the Katal Center for Health, Equity and Justice, and managed a Ford Foundation initiative at CUNY with formerly incarcerated and undocumented students in the South Bronx. Born and raised in Vermont, she holds an MA in Human Rights from Columbia University. She lives in Randolph.

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