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Reading is Believing Spring Fundraising Luncheon

May 15th, 2019

Books For Africa's annual fundraising luncheon is May 30th in St. Paul, MN. This year's event, Reading is Believing, will feature a keynote address from H.E. Dr. Ngosa Simbyakula, Ambassador from Zambia to the United States!

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Board Member Perspective

Joni Sussman

Lerner Blog

March 20th, 2019

Books For Africa Board Members come from a wide variety of professional and cultural backgrounds, and are integral to BFA’s ongoing development and growth. In a blog post for Lerner Publishing, current Board President-Elect Joni Sussman discusses connecting her background in children's publishing with BFA's mission on a trip to South Africa.

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Books For Africa Photo Contest Winner Announced

February 4th, 2019

Books For Africa is excited to share the results of our recently completed photo contest! We received fantastic photo submissions from across the African continent; our thanks to our partners for sharing their work with us. This year's winning photo was submitted by our friends from TESOL International Association in Libya, whose photo will be featured in our upcoming annual report!

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Books For Africa Founder to Hike Eagle Mountain to Support Literacy in Zimbabwe

January 15th, 2019

Books For Africa founder Tom Warth is organizing a fundraiser to ship books to Zimbabwe! Tom plans to hike Eagle Mountain, the highest elevation in Minnesota at 2,301 feet. This will take place Sunday, May 26, 2019 Participants will combine fundraising efforts, with a $12,000 goal to fully fund a 40 foot ocean container of books to be distributed to schools across Zimbabwe.

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Opinion: Donated books a key to building African democracy

Arikana Chihombori-Quao and Vuvu Manseka

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

December 24th, 2018

The late Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General and a son of Africa, once said: “Literacy is quite simply the bridge from misery to hope.” That sentiment is nowhere more important than among the youth of Africa, which has the youngest population in the world. Some 225 million Africans are between the ages of 15 and 24, a number that is expected to more than double in the next 40 years, according to the United Nations.

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