Skip to main content
Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product
. Get it on the
Pages and Files
2. The Bear with the Sword
3. The Enemy
4. The Red Piano
5. Empty Fridge
6. Resources for Teachers & Parents
8. RSP Media
9. RSP Event ideas
Add "All Pages"
What is Reading for Social Peace (RSP)?
This is a new project inspired by the National Library of Maldive initiative encouraging kids and adults to:
Read with a questioning and open mind;
Learn about social justice; and
Share stories with people from other cultures and countries.
Read. Imagine. Create: respond in a creative way through a piece of writing or art, a video or song: anything that makes sense to you!
Reading for Social Peace also ties in with the
new Australian Curriculum
How does this project work?
Inspired by the National Year of Reading,
Yarra Plenty Library
has teamed up with independent children's book publisher
to create this
and give organizations such as schools, libraries and NGOs ideas to create their own events and programs that champion RSP.
How do I get involved?
RSP is open to any organization that is willing to create their own program.
This wikispace is intended to give you some ideas of how you might get started.
We have also included some social justice focused children’s books that Wilkins Farago have published, and are very passionate about, that you may wish to use as a launching pad.
Explore this wikispace to find ideas for RSP events, ideas for group and individual projects, kids exercises and questions to spark ideas…
Reading for Social Peace on Facebook for updates on new events and project ideas ...
Start a Literature Circle with a focus on Reading for Social Peace... check out how
Four books have been selected
, all of which tell stories that can help you consider not only about what social peace can be, but also what it should be:
The Bear with the Sword
by Davide Cali and Gianluca Foli
The Red Piano
by André Leblanc and Barroux
by Davide Cali and Serge Bloch
by Gaetan Doremus
Dates to look out for in 2013?
Thursday 21st March 2013
World Environment Day
, Wednesday 5th June 2013
Reading for Social Peace: Marketplace of Ideas
, Monday 17th June, Thursday 20th June, Friday 22nd June
Market Place of Ideas Postcard 2013.pdf
, 16 - 22nd June 2013
World Peace Day
, Saturday 21st September 2013
Peace One Day Poetry Project
: join 900,000 kids and write poems for Peace!
Social Inclusion Week
, November 2013
When did the project begin?
at Lalor Library by international author Davide Cali on Thursday 24th of May 2012
The first events focus day is
International Day of Peace
on September 21st 2012
Social Inclusion Week
from November 24 - December 2nd 2012
The State Library of Victoria hosted
Gusto! Family Day
in celebration of Social Inclusion Week, Saturday Dec 1st, 2012
How do I use this wikispace?
The first four wiki pages look at how you can use the suggested
as way to inspire your own projects/events
page offers ideas for Social Peace themed events
- what people are saying about RSP
Download the Reading for Social Peace information pack here:
Who can I contact for more information?
at Wilkins Farago children's publisher or
Blaise van Hecke
from Yarra Plenty Regional Library would be happy to answer any questions you might have about RPS.
*Sign up to
Wilkins Farago's newsletter
for regular updates about Reading for Social Peace projects.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"