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GiftLit, a new Internet-based company, announces the perfect holiday gift–book-of-the-month gifts that are hand-selected by book experts, include personalized bookplates and offer the flexibility to substitute any book. Ten percent of GiftLit`s profits go to organizations that promote literacy. The high-quality books are chosen by literary experts–librarians, writers, and editors. For more visit www.GiftLit.com. via Reading.org

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Jamaican Official Lobbies for Spanish as Second Language

Jamaica’s foreign minister says his country should adopt Spanish as a second official language to foster expanded trade and cooperation with its neighbors in the Caribbean and Central America. Growing ties between the Caribbean Community and Latin America, the Dominican Republic’s desire to join Caricom and the fact that Jamaica is surrounded by Spanish-speaking countries make it imperative for Jamaicans to become proficient in Spanish, Kenneth Baugh said… “I think all Jamaicans, all schools and teachers, have to become conscious that there is a desperate need for us to become Spanish speaking,” he said. via Ourlatinamerica

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