Inspired by their growing love of books, two children involved with the Victory Reading Program worked with their tutor to write and illustrate Raja, Ram, and the D-Flies, a poignant and engaging story of two children who use their knowledge of science to rescue their community. STEP has sent the book to print, planning a release at the Fall Banquet and Fundraiser on October 20th. Copies will also be available upon request. Below is the forward of the book, written by Ramon and Rajana’s tutor:
“Let’s make a book.”
After reading books with Rajana Green and Ramon Battle for 6 months in the Victory
Reading Program, they wanted to make their own book. The children’s passion for
drawing and painting and their love of a good story came together to create Raja, Ram,
and the D-Flies.
Like Rajana and Ramon, the heroes in our story are children who miss little in their
observations about life. As one of my co-volunteers says of children “more is caught
than is taught.”
Creating the book was a demanding project and our two 9-year olds thrived on it. They
liked being a team. They liked having responsibilities that were meaningful to them and
they liked the feeling of accomplishment. I am proud of Rajana and Ramon.
Victory Reading Program Volunteer
To request a copy of the book, please email Bekah Yowell at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804.648.7552.