We are sad to announce that, due to financial constraints, the PaperTigers website and blog will no longer be updated. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all those who have joined us on our journey to promote multicultural children’s and YA books since PaperTigers started in 2002: to you, our readers, who share our passion for getting good literature from all over the world into the hands of young readers; to all the writers and illustrators we have featured, and indeed without whom there would have been no PaperTigers; to all the publishers who have always responded so generously to our queries and requests; to all those of you we have had the privilege to work alongside who are working to promote literacy – through organisations, in the classroom, in the library or at home – or indeed anywhere and everywhere, including the vibrant, virtual world of the kidlitosphere.
But it is not all bad news, by any means. The PaperTigers site will continue to be available for the foreseeable future, as a library to be consulted; and, importantly, PaperTigers Outreach will continue, moving forward into a new chapter of its existence, with a new name, WaterBridge Outreach, Books + Water. Its new website www.waterbridgeoutreach.org will be going live soon, and we hope you will continue to be generous in your support of its work, as it increases the depth of its involvement in ensuring both books and clean water are available in local communities around the world.
And whilst PaperTigers may have come to an end, we hope that it is a case of au revoir rather than good-bye regarding its editorial team, for Corinne and I are setting up our own site, Mirrors Windows Doors (www.mirrorswindowsdoors.org), which will go live in October. Our new email addresses are:
We look forward, dear friends, to welcoming you there.