In the Nepal Himalayas With his two young helpers To find out the ending
He sets out on a quest
To bring books to the children
He will work without rest
Named Manju and Arul
The team has a simple goal
Books for every child in the school
We invite you to read for yourself
We hope Zak’s tale will inspire
These books to fly off the shelf!
In the Nepal Himalayas
With his two young helpers
To find out the ending
We are proud to announce that Room to Read Founder and Board Chair, John Wood, has published his first children’s book, Zak the Yak With Books on His Back. In fun and rhythmic prose, Wood tells the story of sturdy, lovable Zak, a yak whose determination and strength help to bring thousands of books to a rural village in Nepal.
Thanks to the generosity of our friends at the Republic of Tea, who have underwritten the printing costs of the book, every dollar raised from Zak the Yak With Books on His Back funds Room to Read’s educational programs. The book's publication coincides with Room to Read's 10 year anniversary and the triumphs that accompany it: establishing our 10,000th library, opening our 1,000th school and funding the education of 10,000 girls.
Can’t wait to get your hands on a copy? Add it to your shopping cart on The Republic of Tea website.
Remember, for every book you order, Room to Read will put 10 books into the hands of children across the developing world!
To learn more about how The Republic of Tea supports Room to Read with its line of Little Citizens’ Herb Teas, read the press announcement.
Find out more about Zak the Yak on the Room to Read website.