Local nonprofit ships over 150,000 books to Kenya

A local nonprofit celebrated the shipment of more than 150,000 books to Kenya Wednesday afternoon from its warehouse in Marietta.

Books For Africa board members, employees, and volunteers gathered in the Marietta warehouse to celebrate their achievements with food, music and beverages.

Books For Africa is a nonprofit organization based in Minnesota and Atlanta that sends books and educational resources to African students ranging from all ages. Since its initial launch in 1988, Books For Africa has successfully shipped more than 55 million books to all 55 countries in Africa.