I’d like to take a minute to draw your attention to this most remarkable book, written by James Owen of Coppervale International. Drawing out the Dragons is quite possibly the most inspiring and empowering book I will read this year, and I’ve blogged about it already over on my website, so I won’t repeat myself here. Instead, I’m passing along a message from James himself, which you can read in full on James’ own blog in a post called Making Sure That Kids Have The Books They Need To Read…
James believes very strongly in letting kids know that someone out there believes in them. He is the author of The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica and is on the advisory board of Kids Need To Read, a non-profit organisation that works to “create a culture of reading for children by providing inspiring books to underfunded schools, libraries, and literacy programs across the United States, especially those serving disadvantaged children.” We at Cabinet des Fées can’t think of a better cause.
James has asked his “Dragon Army”, of which I am proudly one, to help promote Drawing out the Dragons. This request is more than a means of selling books, however. Here is what James has said:
“If DotD reaches the Top 100 books in the Kindle Store, I will donate $1000 to KNTR.
Furthermore, I will donate an additional $1000 for every month it appears at least once in the Top 100 books, without limitation.
I think that’s very, very doable – so I’m going to add to the challenge, and add to the incentive:
If DotD reaches the Top 10 list of books sold in the Kindle Store, I will donate $10,000 to KNTR.”
That statement is an example of the incredible spirit with which this book is infused, and so I am asking our readers to join the Dragon Army and help James spread the word. Let’s see if we can get Drawing out the Dragons into the top 10.