MLK Day of Service Volunteers Show Up in Force

February 6th, 2023

Books For Africa has a long tradition of hosting large volunteer groups on MLK Day, and this year local media in Georgia turned out to hear more from BFA staff and the nearly 100 volunteers that joined us for this important day of service.


Atlanta Teens' Books For Africa Project Attracts Media Attention

January 31st, 2023

Despite their youth, a team of teenagers in Atlanta sent tens of thousands of books to students in Africa through their foundation Child2Child Book Foundation. Hear more about their story!


Books For Africa Partners with IFAD, Elsevier to Build Specialty Agriculture Libraries

January 10th, 2023

Books For Africa worked with high-level partners such as Elsevier and the International Fund for Agricultural Development to build specialized agricultural libraries for farmers and smallholders on the continent. Learn more about these curated collections!


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.