Magazine article New Internationalist

24 Hours in the Blink of an Eye

Magazine article New Internationalist

24 Hours in the Blink of an Eye

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It started three years ago when Lou Hood's husband went to Afghanistan. Trying to make telephone calls left her and her daughter frustrated with dealing with different time zones. That's when the idea of Around the World in a Blink of an Eye: a truly global picture book came up. Twenty-four international artists contributed to the 24 segments that each explore a different time zone, with the money raised going to support child education in sub-Saharan Africa.

To create this book, Hood had to first set up a not-for-profit charity. The result of that hard work was we(e)press, a charitable publishing house. From that, the book took one year to write. The book's artists donated their works royalty-free so that 100 per cent of the proceeds can go towards Canadian Organization for Development through Education (CODE) programmes. 'CODE was a really easy choice. …

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