Archive - February 14, 2015

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Feast & Sacrifice First Partnered Production of Posh Corps
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Best Peace Corps Children's Book for 2014

Feast & Sacrifice First Partnered Production of Posh Corps

Alan Toth (South Africa 2010-12) who created Posh Corps Website has announced their first RPCV partnered production, Feast & Sacrifice.  As Alan writes, “Feast & Sacrifice is a remarkable film by RPCV Clare Major, about a family in Senegal struggling with rapid globalization. We talk a lot about Peace Corps Volunteers, but this may be the first film to focus on a Peace Corps host family.” This award winning film includes educational commentary about Peace Corps service in Senegal, and it is  available at poshcorps.com. A graduate of the University of Texas Austin’s Radio-TV-Film department and of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s documentary program, Clare Major (Senegal 2004-06) has been freelancing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007, working in both video production and postproduction. She has worked for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, and Adobe Systems, among others. In the Peace Corps . . .

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Best Peace Corps Children's Book for 2014

The award for Best Children’s Book was first presented in 2001. (If your Peace Corps children’sl book is not listed, and it was published in 2014, please email me at: jcoyneone@gmail.com.) Nominate your favorite book by emailing: jcoyneone@gmail.com The Award for Best Children’s Book Mr. McSnipper and Other Verses (poetry for children 9 and up) by Robert F. Nicholas (Philippines 1968-70) CreateSpace Januray 2014 A Hitch at the Fairmont (Mystery for children 8-12) by Jim Averbeck (Cameroon 1990-94), illustrated by Nick Bertozzi Atheneum Books for Young Readers June 2014 I Know How to Hola For children starting language-immersion school. (English and Spanish Edition) by Susanne Aspley (Thailand 1989-91), illustrated by Lucas Richards Self-published Lost Girl Found by Leah Bassoff and Laura DeLuca (Kenya 1987-89) Groundwood Books 2014

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