Friday, March 13, 2009

Mariatu Kamara Honoured with New Pioneers Award

Mariatu Kamara, author of The Bite of the Mango, was recently honoured with the New Pioneers Award (Youth category). This award is given out by the Skills for Change organization to immigrants and refugees who have overcome amazing obstacles and made Canada their new home. Mariatu was hailed as "an inspirational young woman who exemplifies the best of humanity." We agree--Canada is lucky to have you, Mariatu! (To see more event pictures and read about the other award winners, visit the Skills for Change website.)

Meanwhile, The Bite of the Mango continues to be well-received:

The White Ravens 2009 collection will be displayed at the Bologna Book Fair in Italy from March 23-26, 2009, and will be permanently housed at the International Youth Library in Munich. A description of the books is available on the International Youth Library's website.

More about Mariatu!
YouTube video for The Bite of the Mango
More info on The Bite of the Mano, including a podcast with Mariatu, sample chapter, lesson plans
The Mariatu Foundation

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