This is where is where you can donate to contribute a Book-and-a-Bag kit for a student attending Elementary Schools.
Each kit includes: 1 hardback copy of Emu Blues, 1 Evac Pack, 1 Bookmark, 2 Stickers, and other valuable resources from Local Emergency Management Offices and FEMA.
The Story of Emu Blues
The new children's book, Emu Blues, is a fantastic tale based on a true story. When Hurricane Rita made landfall in Beaumont, Texas a pair of flightless birds, Leroy and Emily, learned firsthand what it meant to weather the storms of life. Together, they withstood high winds, torrential rains, and flying debris. Together, they found the courage they needed to face their fears, and in the process discovered just how brave they really were.
Raising Funds for Hurricane Relief
Donations To Date: $
30% of proceeds are donated to local communities and agencies for hurricane relief.
Book and a Bag campaigns are used to provide books and bags to children in lieu of financial donation. This campaign focuses on hurricane preparedness.
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Michele draws families and educators alike into her book with colorful illustrations and a wide range of vocabulary, predicting, and rhyming - all great tools to educate any child. She captivates her audience throughout the book with the anticipation of wondering what would happen next. Emu Blues is great book that can lead into many educational discussions!
Emu Blues is great book that can lead
into many educational discussions!
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Classical Conversations of South Riding Foundations & Essentials Director
Emu Blues is more than a beautifully illustrated children’s book; it’s an adventure filled with hope. My kids and I felt like we were part of the story; walking with the emus and experiencing firsthand their emotional highs and lows. With the uncertainty and apprehension that hurricanes bring, this book certainly dissolves some of that, and you’re left with a feeling of peace. We loved this book.
Emu Blues is more than a beautifully illustrated children’s book; it’s
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Training & Curriculum Specialist
A WONDERFUL ADVENTURE BOOK FOR CHILDREN TO EXPERIENCE IN SO MANY WAYS! Emu Blues is a great addition to the field of children’s literature. Children need such good quality books. It’s a joy to see great text and great illustrations in one book! The clever use of “blue” amid the colorful, humorous, and detailed illustrations combine perfectly with the true-life story to entice the child in all of us to read this book again and again.
A wonderful adventure book for children to experience in so many ways!
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