Books For Africa's story of hope

At last week's summit in India among the top 20 industrialized nations, the G-20 made the African Union a member, just as it had previously done with the European Union. The move reflects Africa's economic trajectory, which, if demography is destiny, will only grow, since it's the youngest continent. With that youth comes an ever-increasing need for education — and an ever-increasing need for books. It's a need that for 35 years the St. Paul-based organization Books for Africa has heroically tried to address.