Sending books to Rwanda turned Bloomington woman's grief to hope

Katy Read

Star Tribune

January 24th, 2022

In 2009, Kim Harms' 19-year-old-son died by suicide during his first year of engineering school at Columbia University. But Harms' heartbreak turned to hope, unexpectedly delivered by a country that had suffered through tragedy of its own — one of the worst genocides of modern times.


Books For Africa Ships 130,000 Books January 3-5 From Atlanta to Students in Somalia and Somaliland

January 5th, 2022

Books For Africa, a nonprofit with its main warehouse in Atlanta and offices in St. Paul, Minnesota, is shipping over 130,000 books to schools and libraries in Somalia and Somaliland.


UW-Stout donates over 12,500 textbooks to Books for Africa

Ev Denton


December 15th, 2021

UW-Stout is helping students halfway across the world gain a college education by donating more than 12,500 textbooks to Books for Africa.


Stout Library Donates More Than 12,500 Books to Books For Africa Program

Pam Powers

Dunn County News

December 10th, 2021

University of Wisconsin-Stout donated more than 12,500 textbooks recently to Books for Africa. The books, which were withdrawn from the University Library Instructional Resources Service, otherwise likely would have ended up in a landfill.


Plymouth man leads efforts to send 16,000 books to students in Ghana

Sun Sailor

December 8th, 2021

Students in Ghana received more than 16,000 books last week as part of a collaboration between the African Diaspora Development Institute and Books For Africa, a St. Paul-based nonprofit.


Group that seeks to reconnect African diaspora with their roots ships books to Ghana

Mshale Staff


December 1st, 2021

A container with 16,000 books arrived in Cape Coast, Ghana this week as the launch of a historic trade and investment expo dubbed "Wakanda-One, City of Return" is taking place. The books which will benefit students in the country is a collaboration between the African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit and the St. Paul based Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated school textbooks to the African continent.