Africa now has the promise of a seat at the global table

Mike Essien & Jote Taddese

Star Tribune

December 22nd, 2022

President Joe Biden's announcement Dec. 15 that he will support membership of the 55-nation African Union in the Group of 20 nations (G-20) is a crucial step forward for the nations and people of Africa, as well as for the African diaspora in America and around the world. Learn more in this op-ed article from the Minneapolis Star Tribune authored by BFA Board President Mike Essien and Past-President Jote Taddese!


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!


Four teenagers on a mission to help African kids read - BBC What's New

Stefania Okereke

BBC What's New

November 15th, 2022

In 2015, US and UK based teen entrepreneurs, Eline Asase, Azzarrée Uwhubetine, Amirrah Uwhubetine, and Sedinam Asase founded the Child2Child Book Foundation to help African children improve English literacy through reading.


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. 


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.


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.