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The Clever Bunny was written for two main reasons: first, to share with my community here in Portland a bit of what it means to be a kid in Guinea-Bissau and how, at a young age, we should teach kids to accept and respect each other regardless of their differences. The bunny represents all the positive aspects one wants to see in a human being; it is for this reason that in most children’s stories or books the bunny is a principal character.
The second is to use the profits from this book to create a small microcredit program for startup farm/women business activities in my hometown of Mansoa,
Guinea-Bissau. I ask, therefore, that you help spread the word so that more people will buy the book.
As the founder/president of the Joaquim Silva Foundation, I am looking for resources to bridge the two communities: the one that was born and raised in the city of Mansoa and the one here in the Portland area. I am hoping to share good values that we have back home that may be useful here and vice-versa, instead of just always asking for help from one side or another. To my way of thinking, The Clever Bunny is a good way to start.