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!


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. 


Books For Africa Celebrates DOD Partnership at Warehouse Open House Parties in Georgia and Minnesota

Skyler Heath

Marietta Daily Journal

September 14th, 2022

A local nonprofit celebrated the shipment of more than 150,000 books to Kenya Wednesday afternoon from its warehouse in Marietta. Books For Africa board members, employees, and volunteers gathered in the Marietta warehouse to celebrate their achievements with food, music, and beverages.


4 teenagers set to change the African child’s prospects through reading

Fred Quame Asare

My Joy Online

September 1st, 2022

Four teenagers have decided to help change the prospects of the African child by helping to improve English literacy on the continent through reading. 


Mandela Day of Service


August 15th, 2022

Twenty-four Africans from 15 countries who are part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders volunteered at the Books For Africa warehouse in St. Paul (717 Prior Ave. N.) on July 14, where they sorted and packed books for students in Africa.


KSTP Covers Books For Africa's Luncheon with Kenyan Ambassador and Representative McCollum

August 11th, 2022

Minnesota news source KSTP covered Books For Africa's luncheon with the Ambassador of Kenya to the U.S. and Representative Betty McCollum of Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District.