one book and one pen
can change the world."
The Eileen Smith Book Project
While donating books to schools in economically depressed regions, we read aloud to children and engage them in book activities. We hope to grow in them a love of reading while opening their eyes to the world outside their remote villages. Since 2010, the project has donated more than 10,000 books.
Eileen Smith was a consummate teacher who took her reading almost as seriously as her teaching. She would have been the book project's greatest fan, but hoots of embarrassed laughter would have greeted the news of it being named for her.