Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press has announced an initiative designed to inform children about the world and to help the children in one devastated part of it—Haiti. Kids Can Press will donate 50% of its profits from the sales in North America of This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World’s Children to ONEXONE, a nonprofit foundation committed to improving the lives of children.The donation will be used to deliver books to children in Haiti and will be distributed in a variety of ways, including donations to libraries at two new schools: L’École Nouvelle Zoranje and L’École Nouvelle Royal Caribbean.
This Child, Every Child, shows kids what life is really like for children across the globe. Using the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a template to compare and contrast kid’s experiences and opportunities, author David J. Smith introduces young readers to the world beyond their own borders and reveals the challenges children face in obtaining adequate food, clean water, health care, education, and more. Smith, a leader in international education and author of the bestselling book If the World Were a Village, felt compelled to share with young readers the dramatic and sobering facts about children around the world. “These issues are not light or easy, but they affect millions of children,” says Smith.
“David’s books are emblematic of what we’re committed to do with the CitizenKid collection in terms of providing a foundation for children and families to learn about the world, explains Lisa Lyons, president of Kids Can Press. In addition to donating part of the profits from the sale of This Child, Every Child, Corus Entertainment's flagship kids network YTV will be supporting the initiative in Canada by donating advertising time on-air as well as online at YTV.com.
To learn more about the partners in this project, visit the websites of Kids Can Press, Corus Entertainment Inc., and ONEXONE.