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Boxes For Katje

Season 16, Episode 3 of 5

Boxes for Katje, based on real events, this story is about a charitable effort that begins with a girl and her family, who send a care package to Holland during World War II, and grows to envelop both communities. Host LeVar Burton introduces helping groups powered by young people -- the Global Ambassadors, who build goodwill and do community service while learning about cultures through international communications and fundraising, and Backyard in a Box, youngsters who create and send kits to help kids in Hurricane Katrina devastated areas re-establish and enjoy their backyard. Feature book: Boxes for Katje by Candace Fleming, illus. by Stacey Dressen-McQueen (Farrar, Straus and Giroux).

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