Two mayors.Two books.Two languages.
Tons of fun.
That was the recipe on Friday November 20th when adults and children from both sides of the ocean joined together for a Zoom meeting Read-a-loud. This was Raleigh Sister Cities’ first Read-a-loud exchange and we were privileged to have the mayors of both cities as guest readers. Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin read in English from Frog and Toad Are Friends, a lively book about the joys of friendship. Mayor Claus Madsen read in German from Together We Are Strong As A Beetle! ("Gemeinsam sind wir käferstark!") by Barbara Rose, also about friendship and working together.
The mayors embraced these two themes as they agreed to exchange Rostock/Raleigh merchandise and make plans for future exchanges.
Special thanks to Carolina Kinder for their participation. CK is a non-profit group that organizes playgroups, story times, German lessons, and German festivities in the Triangle in order to provide an opportunity to practice German and learn about cultural events.