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Somewhere on the internet, April 21, 2020, 11:37 am

Ann Cathrin Raab proudly presents all of her drawings of us for the header image. Rightfully so. And yet…

“My hair isn’t red” “Can I have my part on the other side, please?” “I have brown hair!” “And I would like to have more muted colors.” “I like bright colors!” “And please no V-neck!”

It’s not that easy when you don’t really know each other. And what colors does everyone wear?

Ann Cathrin solves everything with confidence and skill, and soon our incredible header image of all of us is ready.

Neumünster, April 22, 2020, 1:11 pm


And surprise! I have illustrated Claudia’s story, “Go!”

I hope you all like it.

Cheers, ac

(A surprise? For me? From Ann Cathrin! Oh, how lovely! And she illustrated it so brilliantly! Thanks, Ann Cathrin!) (cg)

Somewhere on the internet, April 23, 2020, 10: 17 am

After weeks of back-and-forth about font sizes, line spacing, font colors and free spaces between the production team and the “would-like-to-read-without-a-magnifying-glass” team, an agreement was finally reached. The layout for all texts is fixed. Success! Wow!

Gradually, the first texts are typeset.

Somewhere on the Internet, April 29, 2020, 1:53 pm:

Ann Cathrin has completed the illustrations for our categories. No objections 😉

May 2020:

The first children are now allowed to go back to school. Many others have been active in social networks for weeks and have put their content online.

We are not online yet.

Aren’t we too late? We believe: No, the corona virus and its effects will be with us for quite some time. Also, we aren’t just offering a single book or a video, but many, in many languages.

We would like to become a collection point for hope, share great content and point out other initiatives – now and for long after Corona is (hopefully) history!

What is our hope?

A whole world inflamed not by the coronavirus, but by HOPELIT FEVER 😉

And that children collect our books like stickers and ask each other:

“Have you read No. 106 yet?”

“Nope, I’m only at 83!”

“I’ll get there soon.”

Somewhere on the Internet, May 4th, 2020:

More translators apply to HopeLit:

May 4, 2020: 1:13 pm

Jana Hankel (literary translator)

Liliana Ozeryanska (literary translator)

Berlin, May 5, 2020

María Porciel Crosa (freelance translator (EN-DE> ES) and editor for educational publishers, www.linkedin.com/in/mpcrosa/)

Little by little, more and more freelance illustrators join us and beautify the texts:

Tingting Ying (https://www.facebook.com/yingillustration)

Isabel Schubert (www.isabelschubert.de

Luna Clara (takes over the illustration of #Thanks! by Claudia Gliemann) (Creative Producer /Illustrator / www.instagram.com/lun.artes)

Karlsruhe, May 5th, 2020:

Alisa Rosenfelder takes over the illustration of “Rascal” by Claudia Gliemann (artist, Instagram @alisa_rosenfelder_art)

Karlsruhe, May 11, 2020

Slowly, the first PDFs with the books are uploaded and the texts that have been proofread are typeset. Gosh, that’s a lot! And how well everyone has worked together!

Everyone is so creative and hardworking!

Days have been spent in honing and polishing the website.

Tomorrow, we go online!

Houston? Do you feel butterflies in your stomach sometimes, too? When you’re the “general management,” are you even allowed to feel that way? Let alone talk about it?

OMG! I have never published so many texts at once before. Let alone written them.

Where was the return key again?

(Claudia Gliemann)

Karlsruhe, Internet & wherever, May 12, 2020, 2:27 pm:

And we’d rather not tell you what happened yesterday and today, shortly before it was finished or, rather, before it was time to begin…Sometimes it’s better not to say everything… But I can tell you … Even at the very end, we were working, dilly-dallying, considering and reconsidering … and then … hopefully tonight …

Ready, set, HopeLit! I’m bringing chips and the biggest box of chocolates you can imagine. And you?

Wetzlar, May 12, 2020, 10:18 pm

The first to congratulate HopeLit

The first congratulations came in. We have been online for just one hour.

“Dear Claudia, Dear HopeLit team,

Congratulations on such a wonderfully great and beautiful website. The stage fright and all the work was worth it! Beautiful, inspiring and motivating, exactly what children and adults need in these times of… .I will type your link, www.HopeLit.de,in over and over again to discover and enjoy something new.

Supporting HopeLit through “shares” is a great pleasure for me.

Have a wonderful party!

Cheers from Wetzlar,

José Ruigers

Karlsruhe, May 13, 2020, 12:08 pm:

The next congratulations are received:

“Dear Claudia,

Truly great. My deep respect for your great performance and great contributions. I am thrilled, and it will be extremely useful for children.

All the best,

Ute B.”

Karlsruhe, May 13th, 2020, 1:45 pm:

“What a wonderful idea, dear Ms. Gliemann,

Good luck and best regards
rolf fath

Dr. Rolf Fath
Head of Theater, Literature
Home Care, Children’s and Youth Culture

City of Karlsruhe Cultural Office”

Karlsruhe, May 13, 2020, 6:14 pm

Party! Need any help? Only three quarters of an hour left. A Zoom meeting with video… What should I wear? Funny to have to ask yourself these questions again. A dress? Long sleeves, short sleeves? Casual? Elegant? Okay, good: MONTEROSA pink. Publisher style. I’ll see how it looks. If it doesn’t work, then something else. And you? Make-up? Yes? No? Or maybe the camera will just refuse to work. The call makes such a strange noise … krkrkr … I’m excited and looking forward to the celebration. But to tell you the truth, I really prefer it live. (cg)


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