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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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Watch the Journey of our 50 Millionth Book to Africa

December 23rd, 2020

2020 is a momentous year for Books For Africa, as we celebrate 50 million books shipped to Africa! Travel along with our 50 millionth book, “Kofi Loves Music,” as it makes its journey over land and sea, from Minnesota to Ghana.

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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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Ending the Book Famine in Africa

Jan Willms

Saint Paul Monitor

December 18th, 2020

Books for Africa (BFA) will be shipping its 50 millionth book to Africa by the end of 2020. Quite an achievement for a Saint-Paul based organization that started in 1989 with a simple mission: End the book famine in Africa. In 1988, Tom Warth visited a library in Uganda and saw that books were almost non-existent, and the few that occupied the shelves were tattered and worn. Returning to Saint Paul, he started BFA in an effort to provide education through books to African students of all ages.

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