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Donated Books Vital to Remote Learning in Africa

H.E. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah and Tom Warth

Atlanta Journal Constitution

December 30th, 2020

When Books For Africa (BFA) began after a visit to a library with empty shelves in Uganda in 1988, we had no idea that 32 years later BFA would be shipping its 50 millionth book to the African continent.

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Despite Challenging Year, Books For Africa Program Hits Milestone

Mike Moen

Public News Service

December 29th, 2020

As 2020, with all of its challenges, draws to a close, a Minnesota nonprofit is celebrating some good news. A longstanding effort focusing on donating books to communities across the African continent saw its 50 millionth item sent this week.

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St Paul Nonprofit Books For Africa Donates 50 Millionth Book

Zoe Jackson

Minneapolis Star Tribune

December 28th, 2020

Before the end of the month, a child in Ghana will receive a book called "Kofi Loves Music," by Artika Tyner. The book, a story about a little boy's love of music and family, will be the 50 millionth book donated by St. Paul nonprofit Books for Africa to students and people across the continent. The book will travel from the Twin Cities all the way to Ghana along with thousands of other books.

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KSTP Covers Books For Africa's 50 Millionth Book Success

December 23rd, 2020

Local news provider KSTP recently visited Books For Africa's warehouse to cover the success of reaching the milestone of sending the 50 millionth book to Africa. Check out the coverage in the video!

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Tom Warth: 50 million books and counting … on the future of Africa

Tom Warth

St Paul Pioneer Press

December 23rd, 2020

When I visited a new library in Uganda in 1988 and discovered its empty shelves, I had no idea that 32 years later Books For Africa (BFA) would be shipping its 50 millionth book to the African continent.

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St. Paul Nonprofit Books for Africa Marks 50 Millionth Book Shipped

Becca Most

St. Paul Pioneer Press

December 22nd, 2020

Books for Africa — a St. Paul nonprofit founded in 1988 that is the largest shipper of donated library and textbooks to the African continent — this month will mark its 50 millionth book sent.

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