Tag Archive: Adam Braun

The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Braun

Th Promise of a Pencil - 2015 Nonfiction Reading Challenge

Adam Braun author of The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil:How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change                                   Adam  Braun

A pencil a simple writing instrument that many of us couldn’t wait to leave behind and move on to the mighty pen! But as Adam Braun visited many countries while he attended the Semester at Sea program, he asked children what they would want most, if they could have anything in the world. What he discovered was that many children wanted simple things like: to dance, or a book, one wanted a pencil, just a plain old ordinary No. 2 pencil! What Adam realized was that every pencil holds a promise to many of the world’s poorest children, that the simple pencil  was a symbol, a portal to creativity, curiosity and possibility! So for the rest of the semester Adam handed out pencils to children where ever he went.

read more