GROTON, Mass., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kids building the biggest book in the world, whose topic is peace, have launched a dynamic new website www.pagesforpeace.org. The website is expected to help the students reach more people around the world, while simplifying the process for receiving letters to include in their giant anthology. The students, from Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, are hoping the new website will help them finish the book in time for the International Day of Peace on September 21.
The lively, interactive website features video providing details of the Big Book: Pages for Peace Project. A brief history highlights the students' trips to the UN where they were invited to address the International Day of Peace Student Conference. The site also allows visitors to send in their letters and accompanying waivers, directly to the students via the web. Upon completion, the massive book will be 10 ft. wide by 12 ft. high and weigh a ton.
Visitors to www.pagesforpeace.org can also view samples of letters that have already been received from Nobel Laureate former President Jimmy Carter, author Helen Caldecott and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, as well as notables such as the late Senator Ted Kennedy, skateboarder Tony Hawk and former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General (Ret.) Peter Pace. To date, correspondence from over 1000 people around the globe has been received but the students would still like to include more letters, notes, songs, poetry and art in their book.
"We're thrilled with the response we've had to date but the students want to hear from as many people as possible within the next 30 days for inclusion in the biggest book in the world," said teacher/advisor Betsy Sawyer. Also follow the kids on Facebook @Big Book: Pages for Peace Foundation.
About Pages for Peace Foundation
Pages for Peace Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization and is the fundraising arm of the Big Book: Pages for Peace Project. Founded in 2004, the goal is to build the biggest book in the world, whose topic is peace. The book is an anthology of the many letters, notes, poetry, songs and art sent to the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District students who are members of the Bookmakers and Dreamers after school club.
Pages for Peace Foundation
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