24/8 Book Club

Bring books to children in Africa
December 3, 2008, 8:35 am
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Publisher Barefoot Books and non-profit Books For Africa (BFA) are embarking on an innovative partnership to bring Barefoot Books into the hands of children in classrooms and libraries across Africa.  Since 1988, BFA has shipped more than 20 million books to 44 African countries and, with growing awareness of their organization and cause, plans to ship millions more in the coming years.  To help BFA achieve their goal this holiday season, Barefoot is offering its community the opportunity to purchase an African-themed title online at a dramatically reduced price which will be sent to a child in Africa.  Six titles are available, including We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey Through Tanzania and Mama Panya’s Pancakes: A Village Tale from Kenya.

Barefoot Books CEO Nancy Traversy says, Barefoot is always looking to find like-minded partners who are making a difference in the lives of children all over the world.  We are so excited to be working with Books for Africa and the entire Barefoot community to help bring books to the African children who so need them.” 

“The beautiful books provided by Barefoot Books, which feature African themes, will be very exciting for our recipients in Africa to read,” says Books For Africa Executive Director Patrick Plonski.  “We really appreciate this partnership with Barefoot Books which will provide high-quality books for us to send to children in Africa , and will also provide funds to help ship these books.”