Seattle teacher takes novel approach to history

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 2 at 11:58 AM

A Seattle teacher has written a novel about the genocide in Rwanda as a way to teach students about the dangers of letting hate spiral out of  control. THE WEAVER'S SCAR:FOR OUR RWANDA by Brian Crawford portrays the events through the eyes of a teenagd boy, his family and his school. A portion of the book sales will go to Richard's Rwanda, a non-profit that helps girls in Rwanda. Brian joined Margaret to talk about the inspiration behind the novel and why it's important for readers of all ages to learn the lessons within the book's pages.

Brian will read from and sign copies of THE WEAVER'S SCAR: FOR OUR RWANDA at Queen Anne Books in Seattle (1811 Queen Anne Ave. N/Phone: 206-284-2427) on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00pm. Please click here for more information.

Websites:

THE WEAVER'S SCAR: FOR OUR RWANDA - book and teacher' s study guide

Richard's Rwanda (non-profit launched by a girl named Jessica Markowitz when she was 11 years old, to help girls in Rwanda receive the education they need)

Blogpost written by Brian, explaining why he teaches students about genocide.

 

 

 

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