Young Ivoirian Woman Gives Back with a Library for her Town

December 7th, 2021

Korotoumou Katy Ballo was born and raised in Côte d’Ivoire. After moving to New York City, she wanted to give back to the town where she grew up by creating a library.


In Celebration of Giving Tuesday: Books For Africa’s Latest Digital Newsletter

November 29th, 2021

Books For Africa is pleased to introduce the latest digital newsletter, on the occasion of Giving Tuesday 2021! The newsletter showcases some of our latest successes and events, including photos and quotes directly from our partners and recipients.


Books For Africa Awarded 10th Consecutive Top Rating by Charity Navigator, Enters Top 3 Percent of US Charities

November 2nd, 2021

For the tenth year in a row, Books For Africa has been awarded Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating, the highest rating given by the country’s leading charity evaluator. This puts BFA in the top 3% of charities nationwide.


Ambassadors of Ghana and the African Union host annual Books For Africa Summit Society Reception in Washington D.C.

October 29th, 2021

The Ambassadors of Ghana and the African Union jointly hosted Books For Africa’s annual Summit Society Reception at the Embassy of Ghana in Washington D.C. See photos and read the Ghanaian Ambassador’s remarks here!


Books For Africa FY 2021 Recipient Feedback Survey

October 27th, 2021

Books For Africa has just completed its sixth 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 six years of consistently positive trends.


Books For Africa Hosts Ambassador of the African Union for an Evening of Conversation in Saint Paul

October 12th, 2021

Books For Africa was pleased to host Her Excellency Hilda Suka-Mafudze, Ambassador of the African Union to the United States, for a conversation at the University Club of Saint Paul.