Teaming up to stop Africa's 'book famine'

As one of the poorest regions in the world, Africa is all too familiar with famines.

But there is one shortage on the continent, home to about a billion people in more than 50 countries, that has stretched for decades and decades: The lack of books.

"The need is incredible," Patrick Plonski, executive director of Books For Africa, said recently. "There is a huge demand. Our goal is to end the book famine in Africa."