In support of our partners at Room to Read, The Republic of Tea is proud to underwrite the first print run costs of John Wood’s new illustrated children’s book, “Zak the Yak with Books on His Back.” This will ensure EVERY DOLLAR generated from sales of the book benefits Room to Read’s local language publishing program. “Zak the Yak with Books on His Back” tells the story of John Wood and the creation of Room to Read featuring full-color illustration from famed political cartoonist, Abin Shrestha of Nepal.
“Room to Read and The Republic of Tea have a really great relationship, including their line of Little Citizens’ Herb Teas that benefit Room to Read. Now, thanks to The Republic of Tea, we can let people know that all profits will directly fund Room to Read. As of today, the book will move onto the printing presses in Kathmandu. It’s super exciting, both for us and more importantly for the children we serve!”
– John Wood, Founder and Executive Chairman of Room to Read
“Zak the Yak with Books on His Back” will sell for $10. The book is scheduled to be available for purchase Summer 2010. Stay tuned for details!