Thursday, February 19, 2009

Books for Africa

Some of us are called to travel to far-away lands and some of us go reluctantly, but most of us can hardly get out of our driveway. The good news is that we live in a global culture that reaches us where we are. Part of our mission at Barefoot Books is to spread literacy and cultural understanding. We have recently partnered with an amazing program called Books for Africa and I couldn't help revisiting this fantastic organization.

The mission of Books For Africa is to end the book famine in Africa. Since 1988, Books For Africa has shipped more than 20 million books to 42 African countries and put books int0 the hands of those who need them the most: children who long to explore the world in ways that only books make possible.

Through my website, you are able to choose from six select Barefoot Books which will cost you only $3.00-$5.00, each. The books will be shipped from a central warehouse directly to schools, libraries and resource centers across the African continent. These books were chosen because of their emphasis on African stories, wildlife and culturally relevant artwork.

Check out this video to learn more about this wonderful organization:

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