Northshire Day School uses grants to host author, buy books

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MANCHESTER — The Northshire Day School has received a grant from the Children's Literacy Foundation in the amount of $500.

The school plans to divide the money into two main projects, including $150 to purchase new books to revive its lending library and $350 towards a children's author event.

The author event will feature Reeve Lindbergh, who is the daughter of famed aviator Charles Lindbergh and author Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Born in 1945, Reeve grew up in Connecticut, and after graduating from Radcliffe College in 1968, moved to Vermont. She currently lives on an old farm with her husband, writer Nat Tripp.

Reeve is the author of more than two dozen books for children and adults. Her work has also appeared in magazines and periodicals including the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker and the Washington Post. She is active with libraries and other nonprofit organizations both in Vermont and nationally.

The Northshire Day School Enrichment Committee decided to use the book funding to help purchase more than 50 new children's books — especially geared to children ages 0-5 — that celebrate different cultures and abilities in order to foster inclusion and diversity in the school's lending library.

The committee and the teachers are excited to expand the school's current resources and promote cultural competence among young learners.

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