Authors and celebrities come together to demand ‘Glasses in Classes’ through children’s anthology Through The Looking Glasses: Stories About Seeing Clearly.
Famous faces from literary, sport, diplomatic and entertainment worlds will participate in a global bedtime story reading of a new children’s anthology as part of World Sight Day on Thursday 8th October. In Hong Kong, if you log in at 6pm you will be treated to a reading by actress Michelle Yeoh.
The new book, titled Through The Looking Glasses: Stories About Seeing Clearly, includes stories and illustrations from famous children’s authors and illustrators, including Axel Scheffler, Michael Morpurgo, Quentin Blake, Lauren Child, David Baddiel, Dermot O’Leary and the UK Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell. The book has been pulled together by the global sight charity Clearly – founded by Hong Kong philanthropist, James Chen.
As part of Clearly’s ‘Glasses in Classes’ campaign, the book serves to highlight the rising problem of childhood myopia which currently affects 300 million children around the world – many of whom cannot access a simple pair of glasses – and will rise to 500 million by 2050 without urgent action. Help support this call for affordable glasses for school children across the world.
The book is available to download for free from 8 October at http://www.throughthelookingglasses.world. Furthermore, don’t forget to log in at 6pm to enjoy a special bedtime story reading by actress Michelle Yeoh.
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