Read Our World: SingLit Book Gift For Schools
Read Our World: SingLit Book Gift For Schools is a school outreach initiative aimed at cultivating a love for Singapore stories amongst the next generation of readers. Schools are gifted with books that they can select from a curated list of Singapore literature across genres, forms, themes and languages. We hope to complement schools' existing reading resources, while catering to different reading competencies and interests.
Singapore literature, affectionately known as SingLit, are stories about us, by us. SingLit captures our experiences, aspirations, cultures - in short, our lives. As Singapore identities evolve, it is all the more important that we embrace our own stories. They transform readers by exposing them to history, values and new perspectives. Through reading SingLit, young readers get to traverse the past, present and future and possibly, are awakened to their own potential in doing so.
The past two editions in 2018 and 2019 received a warm reception with over 75 per cent of schools opting for the Book Gift. A number of schools also made the effort to introduce the books to their students via special showcases in libraries and during their assembly sessions. We want to continue supporting educators as they introduce students to the diverse stories of our world. In this final edition of the Book Gift, schools can choose up to 20 books, five more than the previous editions. We will also provide complimentary posters and activity sheets to participating schools so that they can further encourage students to read Singlit.
About the Gift
Each school is gifted up to 20 SingLit books across four languages - English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
Schools can select their 20 books from the curated list and submit their orders to the official bookstore, Closetful of Books. (Ordering period: 1 July 2020 - 31 August 2020).
To download PDF versions of the SingLit Book Gift For Schools 2020 brochures:
To download PDF versions of the SingLit Book Gift For Schools 2020 order forms:
To download PDF versions of the SingLit Book Gift For Schools 2019 brochures:
To download PDF versions of the SingLit Book Gift For Schools 2018 brochures: