El Bibliobandido

Bibliobandido, or Book Bandit, wears a disguise and “ravenous for stories, roves the jungles terrorizing little kids until they write stories to nourish his insatiable appetite.” Launched by artist Marisa Jahn in collaboration with villagers in El Pital, Honduras (near La Ceiba), the program provides book-making, story-telling, and basic literacy support through a volunteer “library committee,” consisting of about 15 adults and pre-teens.