The BWB Publishing Trust is delighted to announce that a group of key BWB titles on New Zealand history are being distributed to all New Zealand secondary school libraries in August 2015. This donation has been made with the generous support of the Grace Memorial Trust, the Stout Trust (with the Friends of the Turnbull Library), and the family of Emeritus Professor Alan Ward.
The Books in School Libraries programme has been developed by the BWB Publishing Trust to support learning about New Zealand in secondary schools. We believe that high quality, contemporary books about New Zealand’s past and present are important for young New Zealanders to gain an understanding of their country. These commitments have been acknowledged by the Grace Memorial Trust and the Stout Trust, both independent trusts established by New Zealanders with a strong commitment to the value of knowledge and education.
The Ward family, supporting the distribution of An Unsettled History by the late Alan Ward, share these commitments. We would like to acknowledge here the advice and support of Gillian Candler, Lara Hearn-Rollo, Bridget Schumann, and Mark Sheehan. And, not least, the contribution of history teachers from around the country who have read and selected history titles from the BWB list for the Books in School Libraries programme, and written Teacher Notes for each book in the programme.
This has been invaluable in establishing the programme both with funders, and, we trust, within school libraries.
The BWB Publishing Trust and the donors would like to hear from you – teachers and librarians – about the Books in School Libraries programme. Please tell us whatever you would like to! Is this valuable? How will you and your students use these books? Is there anything we can do better? Please email your responses to Jo Scully, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Zealand history, as you will know, stands at the heart of BWB’s publishing, and we hope that these books will find keen readers in your school libraries.