Grand Forks author visits Fargo elementaryFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Students at a south Fargo elementary school had a visitor today with a message from 9,000 miles away.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Students at a south Fargo elementary school had a visitor today with a message from 9,000 miles away.
Children's author Jane Kurtz visited Bennett Elementary to say thank you on behalf of Ethiopian children.
Students from Bennett raised nearly $600 in March for Ethiopia Reads, an organization dedicated to Ethiopian literacy. Kurtz says she is excited to see kids in America sharing books with kids in Ethiopia.
Jane Kurtz – Children’s Book Author: “I think we all want to teach a value of sharing but we also want to teach the value of loving to read and if kids see that kids all over the world love reading. It makes a difference in their lives to.”
Kurtz, an author of more than 30 children's books, grew up in Ethiopia before living in Grand Forks for 12 years.