Your vote could bring $100,000 to a wonderful international literacy project. Please go to http://heroes.cnn.com and vote for Yohannes Gebregeorgis who has established the first children's library in Ethiopia and who is striving to infuse a culture of literacy throughout the country.
Many of you know that Jane Kurtz <http://www.janekurtz.com>- -an awesome author who grew up as the child of missionaries, in Ethiopia, has been a driving force behind the effort to spread literacy in her childhood home. Ethiopia Reads <http://www.ethiopiareads.org> was conceived by Yohannes Gebregeorgis and moved along by many like minded individuals. Jane being one of those people -- however, Yohannes is back in Ethiopia and the on-going force there. He has been selected as one of the top ten heroes by CNN --
Denver, CO -- Yohannes Gebregeorgis, a native of Ethiopia and children's literacy advocate, has been named a Top 10 Hero of the Year by CNN. Mr. Gebregeorgis was selected from more than 3,000 individuals nominated by viewers throughout the year. Finalists were selected by a Blue Ribbon panel of judges that includes Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall and Deepak Chopra. The Top 10 Heroes will be recognized in CNN's "All-Star Tribute" to air on Thanksgiving. Please vote at http://heroes.cnn.com
You might also wish to read an article at the SLJ site - -For the first time ever a children's librarian has been nominated as one of CNN's top 10 Heroes. Voting is going on now. Thought you might be interested in taking a look at how books do make a difference. SLJ -- http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/article/CA6604432.html?industryid=47062