Several times since we've arrived in Luang Prabang, I've passed a storefront that says "Big Brother Mouse" and I've always wondered what it was. The other day on my way home from the night market, I passed a cart out in front filled with children's books written in Lao, including a Lao translation of The Diary of Anne Frank, which I thought was pretty cool. I recognized it because it had that classic photo of Anne which is on all the copies I've ever seen of her diary.
Anne Frank in LaoIntrigued, I picked up a brochure and learned that Big Brother Mouse is a project designed to promote literacy in Laos. The opening paragraph of their little pamphlet read as follows, "This is the story of how we are changing Laos from a country where 'people don't ... [Continue Reading]