SAIR 2016's main focus is reaching the underprivileged kids of JHB city through books. As authors, readers, bloggers and parents we fully grasp the magic a good story holds for us all. For children it opens up an entire new world of possibilities.
Continuing with the theme of the 1000 book pledge SAIR 2016 event is hoping to achieve, we have interviewed one of our attending authors Lisa Bell on why to her reading is important to the children.
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ABOUT LISA BELL
In between running her own business and her varied interests, from fitness to art, Lisa Bell embarked on the long journey of finishing her first novel. Born from a crazy dream, she built the world of The Shifters and claims to have many other crazy ideas jumping around in her head still. Lisa lives in Cape Town with her husband and son.
Why kids should read more by Lisa Bell
We all know that kids should read more. When they are just learning to read it is a little easier to get them hooked on a cool, new and trendy story series, but as they get older it feels like you’re dragging them to the gallows just to get them to read a few lines.
But here are my reasons why I think kids should be reading more.
We just need to convince the kids now, don’t we?
What would you do if you found out that you had been lied to from birth?
Rebecca finds this out from a complete stranger.
Mysterious Ben literally sweeps her away into a world of magic, danger, and downright craziness. Ben explains that he has been tracking her for quite some time and reveals to her the truth about her parents and what she is.
Rebecca is a Shifter and has supernatural powers that enable her to teleport herself from one place to another, powers that have been lying dormant, up until recently.
Just as Rebecca is beginning to enjoy these newfound powers, she is whisked away again by Ben to a safer place. The Seekers, a group of people whose main aim is to stop the Shifters, are after her.
Rebecca meets Ben’s enigmatic friends and fellow Shifters. She is thrown into a whirlwind world where she learns how to hone her skills and discovers that she has more to offer than she thought to this eccentric group.
As Rebecca starts to learn more about her past and her newfound gift, she also starts to fall in love with Ben. Together they embark on an action-packed race to save themselves and their kind.
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