Student authors unite for charity

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 19 March, 2012, 12:00am


Never underestimate the impact individuals can have if they are united. Last month, 17 students aged between six and 13 worked with their parents and teacher Judy Butler to publish a book, Animal Myths. The book will help raise funds for the charity Room to Read, which builds schools and libraries, and funds local language books in countries that need educational support.

'For every HK$8 that we earn from our book sales, one book written in Nepali will be put into a library or school in Nepal. I was really inspired when I read John Wood's book, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. So I decided to give all the proceeds to his organisation,' says Butler.

This is not Butler's first charitable endeavour. In 2009, 19 of her students published the book Panda Myths, with all profits going to conservation charity WWF.

Butler says she got the idea to write about myths of the calendar cycle's 12 animals after finishing the first book.

The writers will be at Bookazine store in Prince's Building on 10 Chater Road, Central, on March 25 from 3pm to 4pm, to meet readers and tell stories from the book.