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Family Literacy Week

Happy Family Literacy Week everyone!

We have been celebrating all week long with our local literacy group, Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS). They have put a lot of work and effort into creating programs and events for our community to take part in for “Unplug and Play“. We specifically sponsored “Random Acts of Reading”, where local celebrities read books aloud to different community groups in various locations all week long. Here are a few pictures from our “Random Acts of Reading”. This is how we celebrate Family Literacy Week in the Shuswap:

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Thank you to everyone who sponsored an event, took part in an event, and/or attended an event for Family Literacy Week in Salmon Arm. You have all helped to increase awareness of literacy needs in our community. We at Playfort Publishing are very pleased to have been a part of it!

Thanks everyone!

The PFP team

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Running along

Running by Don Sawyer

We found out that Running by Don Sawyer is ready! Now we just have to wait for them to show up on our doorstep… ah, the waiting game. Well worth it, though.

This story about three friends who run together in the Shuswap area of British Columbia was such a great one. I felt connected to the characters and could see clearly the picture Don Sawyer was painting with his descriptive narration. Even though it is about high school kids, I could identify with and relate to all of the characters—they’re so realistic. Here is the YA title synopsis:

Running is a fast-paced story about friendship, redemption, and the triumph of love. Louie and Paul come from very different worlds. Yet they have one thing in common—tragedies have shattered their families.  To bury their hurt, they run fast and relentlessly. A chance accident on the trails brings the two boys together, and an unlikely friendship grows. Joined by Annie, another loner who has secrets of her own, they form a threesome that runs like the wind in the hills above their town. But a disastrous attempt by Paul to join the school’s cross country squad and an explosive encounter with their star runner turns the alliance upside down. Overcoming their anger and loneliness, the three find a way to become a team again—and hatch an outrageous plot along the way!

Although we don’t yet have the physical copies in hand, the ebook is up online already at a very reasonable price.

Until next time,


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