Marking our 50 Millionth Book with a Virtual Global Celebration

In 2020, Books For Africa is on track to ship our 50 millionth book to Africa! On September 24th at 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, BFA will host a Virtual Global Celebration!

The event includes a keynote address from His Excellency Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of Ghana to the United States. It also includes a silent auction, a fund-a-need auction, and a video showing the journey of our 50 millionth book, Kofi Loves Music, to Ghana.

A recent article in Mshale described plans for the event:

Ghana's ambassador to the United States, Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, will deliver a keynote address on September 24 at this year's virtual Books For Africa celebration of its shipment of the 50 millionth book to Africa. The Saint Paul, Minnesota based organization is the largest shipper of donated school textbooks to the continent.

The 50 millionth book, Kofi Loves Music, authored by Minnesota author Dr. Artika Tyner, was carried 60 miles by the Books For Africa founder Tom Warth during his annual walk from Wisconsin to Minnesota. Warth turned 84 in February.

RSVP for free at (click "sign in" in the upper right-hand corner).

Music for the half-hour event will be provided by the Books For Africa Warehouse Band.

Thanks to platinum sponsor Thomson Reuters and sponsors Frank Babka, the Dr. LaChapelle Family Charitable Foundation, Vector Global Logistics, Bremer Bank, Lerner Publishing, Out of Print, PSI, Mshale and Zep for their generous support!

Frank Babka


Dr. LaChapelle Family Charitable Foundation