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Literacy is the dedicated purpose of Books for a Better World. We seek to inspire, to empower, and to motivate children in rural communities of developing nations by establishing libraries.
Books for a Better World was established to help break the cycle of illiteracy that cripples developing nations. Often, due to a lack of books, the school day is dull and uninteresting. Without motivation to attend school, many children drop out and illiteracy continues.
Most children have never seen a book that is not a schoolbook, and there is little connection between learning the vowels, learning to sound out words and reading a story. Children’s literature stimulates imagination, analytical thinking, and compassion. The ability to read is empowering.
“A life filled with books is one enriched by the beauty of language and the excitement of ideas.”—Kae Robb, BBW Founder
A big THANK YOU to our Central American partners – Proyecto Aldea Global, ConTextos & Libros para Niños:
Ken Whelan Memorial Book Fund: For the summer of 2015, friends and family of Ken Whelan have donated BBW sites with copies of Good morning, Gorillas from the bestselling middle-grade series The Magic Tree House. Learn more about Ken Whelan and how to donate to his fund here.
More about this great book…
Gentle giants or giant monsters? That’s the question Jack and Annie have about gorillas when the Magic Tree House sweeps them to the mountains of Africa. There they meet a group of amazing and sometimes frightening mountain gorillas. Annie knows how to play with the creatures right away. But Jack is left out. Will the gorillas be able to teach him some special magic?