Books For Africa celebrates UNESCO's World Book Day!

Books For Africa celebrates UNESCO's World Book Day!

Every day is all about books at Books For Africa. So for UNESCO’s World Book Day (April 23, 2014), we are sending 33,000 books to Zimbabwe and Nigeria!

Yup. 33,000 books left our warehouse bright and early this morning. Soon, they will be in the hands of students in Zimbabwe and Nigeria. (Watch the video of our Warehouse Staff in Atlanta loading up the trucks!)



UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), based in Paris, created World Book Day in 1995 to pay tribute to authors and to encourage everyone, especially young people, to discover the pleasure and value of reading.

“The power of books to advance individual fulfilment and to create social change is unequalled,” Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s Director-General, said in a statement. “Intimate and yet deeply social, books provide far-reaching forms of dialogue between individuals, within communities and across time.”

“We are grateful for the opportunity to join with UNESCO to promote World Book Day,” Plonski said. “The impact of books on the education of children in Africa is incalculable.”
Plonski said 11,000 books from the St. Paul warehouse will be sent to Nigeria and 22,000 books from Atlanta will be sent to Zimbabwe as part of World Book Day.

Celebrate World Book Day by helping us end the African book famine.
1. Donate.
2. Donate Books.
3. Volunteer.