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Books for Africa Sends 300,000 Barefoot Books to Mozambique

Judith Rosen

Publishers Weekly

July 8th, 2019

Four canisters loaded with 30,000 copies of 10 different Barefoot Books titles in Portuguese, with a retail value of $6 million, are scheduled to arrive in Mozambique later this summer after being custom-printed in Hong Kong and shipped from its port. The books will be distributed to AIDS orphans and their caregivers. This shipment of 300,000 books is part of a new Books for Africa initiative in which the organization will begin publishing some books in local languages for charitable donation through a partnership with a publisher. Typically, BFA sends used book donations to countries in Africa in English, and occasionally French, Spanish, and Arabic.

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Little Free Library Marks A Decade Of Book Sharing

Jacqueline G. Goodwin

Harrisburg Magazine

July 2nd, 2019

Ten years ago, the late Todd Bol built a doll-sized schoolhouse out of wood, filled it with his mother’s books and put it outside his house as a neighborhood book exchange. When asked why he did this, he said he was simply paying homage to his mother, a school teacher and lover of books who had recently passed away. Over the years, what originally started as a way to honor his mother has now snowballed into a worldwide book-sharing movement.

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Books For Africa 2019 Summer Newsletter

June 20th, 2019

2019 has been a record setting year at BFA! As we approach the end of our fiscal year on June 30th, we have surpassed 3.2 million books shipped to Africa this year, already a new record. We are on track to see a remarkable 42% increase over last year's shipping total. Check out our summer newsletter to learn more about our record-setting year, and see what BFA has been doing as we work to end the African book famine.

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Book donation to benefit thousands of children nationwide

Mpofu Sthandile

Social TV South Africa

June 17th, 2019

Children cannot learn to read, or love to read, if they do not have access to books and stories. That’s why the DG Murray Trust (DGMT) and FNB have teamed up with Books For Africa and logistics company DSV to get books into the hands of approximately 80 000 children across the country

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Reading is Believing Spring Fundraising Luncheon

May 30th, 2019

Books For Africa’s annual fundraising luncheon was held Thursday, May 30th, 2019 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Featuring a keynote speech from His Excellency Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, Ambassador of Zambia to the United States, over $124,000 was raised to sponsor the shipment of tens of thousands of books to Africa!

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