The "Magic of Reading in French" Project brings free books to your students!

“The magic of reading in French”, a project organized by the Consulate General of France in Boston, will bring free books to children enrolled in French classes in both public and private schools across New England. It will trigger children’s curiosity for French language and culture while having fun!


The "Magic of reading in French" project is made possible by the generous support from the following sponsors of the Consulate General of France in Boston: Edenred and The Family Charitable Fund - Catheline van den Branden & Jeffrey Plunkett.

The objectives of this project are to:

  1. Trigger children’s curiosity for French language and culture;
  2. Expand kids’ French language skills – while having fun with French books;
  3. Improve and strengthen existing French tracks.

The "Magic of Reading in French" Project, how does it work?

Schools need to apply with pedagogical projects which aim to create or develop a francophone environment within the school.
A library with French books available for kids of all ages, from kindergarten to high school, could include different categories such as Reading, Writing, Counting, Classic Fiction, Fairy Tales, Picture Books, Poetry and Rhyme, and Dictionaries.

Eligible applicants can be teachers or administrators at either:

• the three French homologated schools (les 3 écoles homologuées) in New England (Lycée International de Boston, l’Ecole Française du Maine, la French American School of Rhode Island)
• the French immersion schools in Milton, Holliston, Brockton districts;
• the public schools hosting a French program (FLE) across New England;
• the private schools teaching French language or in French in New England;
• at FLAM associations, or associations supported by FHLP-FACE.

Each applicant must create a list of books which must be selected from the 3 lists recommended by the French Ministry of National Education:


Each school may only apply with one project per call for proposal for a list of 70 books (for a maximum of $1000).


  1. Call for application starts: May 21st, 2018
  2. Deadline for submission of the projects: July 3rd, 2018
  3. Results of the selection committee: July 30th, 2018
  4. Publication of results: September 12th, 2018
  5. Book Awards Ceremony at some selected schools: end of September 2018

To request your grant application form, please contact Mrs. Edit Dibra at:


For questions or additional information please contact:
Edit Dibra at
Chargée de mission de coopération éducative et linguistique/ K-12 Education Officer
Consulat Général de France
31 Saint James Avenue, Suite 750
Boston, MA 02116 Tél 617 832 4469

Last modified on 18/05/2018

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