Generation Cures is a philanthropic movement of Children’s Hospital Boston. Founded in May 2008, the award-winning Foundation inspires kids to help cure other kids from cancer through various fundraising activities– to care about others, to believe they can make a difference and to mobilize their families to help find cures for the world’s most debilitating childhood diseases.
Over summer, Generation Cures launched a book initiative to inspire kids to make a difference. In fact, the last page of the book speaks about being an agent of change: “Change happens in two ways-to you or by you. You can wait around for other people…to make the world a better place or you – yes, you – can decide to do something.”
The book is called Zebrafish, published by Simon & Schuster. It is an extension of an online animated series by the same name developed specially for Generation Cures. Zebrafish is named after the small, yet powerful, transparent fish used for studying disease and it tells the story of friends who form a rock band. The tween garage band uses music to make a difference and encourages kids everywhere to change the world. Their first concert is a fundraiser for the hospital that treats their bandmate with leukemia.
Zebrafish has been endorsed by the Junior Library Guild and American Library Association for kids in middle grades.
It is recommended for kids between 10-14 years old and is written (and illustrated) in a comic-book-type format.
Local guy (and best selling author and illustrator) Peter H. Reynolds is the leading mastermind behind the book. He is a local owner of Fable Vision and his family has a great book/art store in Dedham called The Blue Bunny
Generation Cures has gifted two copies of ZebraFish for two lucky winners ($16.99 value). Simply check out the rules below and leave a comment on this giveaway by Monday, September 13th, to enter to win.
Leave a comment about how you or your child has made a difference. One comment permitted per person; US entrants welcome.
Include your name and email in the appropriate fields so I can contact you if you win. (Including just first name or first name + last initial is OK!). Anonymous or SPAM-like comments will be discarded.
Entry period closes at midnight EST, Monday, September 13, 2010.
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*Two lucky winners (drawn randomly via Random.org) will receive a new copy of ZebraFish. The winners will be notified directly via e-mail, then listed back at this post using first name only.