How Can Your Old Textbook Fight the Book Famine in Africa?

January 29th, 2021

You know you have read a great book when it leaves you feeling empowered, edified and uplifted. Books for Africa is the world’s largest shipper of books to the African continent. It believes in the transformative potential of reading and aims to inspire hope and create a culture of literacy. Find out how books you no longer need could nourish a new generation of thought leaders thousands of miles away.


Books For Africa Makes List of Top 100 Minnesota Nonprofits

Patrick Kennedy

Star Tribune

January 25th, 2021

Books For Africa once again made the list of Minnesota's top 100 nonprofits! Check out this year's list published by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


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.


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.


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.


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!