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Minneapolis man has helped send 1 million books to The Gambia, his home country

Katy Read

Star Tribune

November 22nd, 2022

Last year, 10 years after its start, Lamin Dibba's 1 Million Books for the Gambia project celebrated having shipped literally 1 million books, ranging from children's books to college texts, to the tiny African country of 2.5 million. Learn more in this feature article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune!

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How Hope and Opportunity are Created at Scale

Jeff Bond

Chat With Leaders Podcast

November 15th, 2022

Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski sits down with Jeff Bond as part of the "chat with leaders" podcast series. 

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Thomson Reuters Features Vice President Tom Leighton in their Legal Current Newsletter

Carrie Brooker

Legal Current - Thomson Reuters

November 14th, 2022

Leighton traveled to Ghana recently for the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Conference. During his trip, he was able to visit three organizations that received law libraries through the program: the Ghana Supreme Court, the Ghana Book Trust, and the Ghana Federation of Women Lawyers.

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Books For Africa FY 2022 Recipient Feedback Survey

November 10th, 2022

Books For Africa has just completed its seventh year of post-shipment feedback surveys! Recipients overwhelmingly reported that the books they received were useful and of high quality, and we can look back over seven years of consistently positive trends.

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The Power of a Book fall newsletter

November 9th, 2022

Books For Africa is fortunate to have a variety of dedicated partners, both individuals and organizations, who help us make sure the books get to their destination. Their efforts are critical to our mission, and this month's newsletter highlights the work of just a few of them.

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American Bar Association Praises BFA Law Book Program

Laura Lorek

American Bar Association Journal

October 4th, 2022

A law book can change a life. Donations from 117 law libraries to 24 African countries have changed millions of lives and helped to establish the rule of law across the continent, says Lane Ayres, director of the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative of Books for Africa.

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