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.

Many 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, Founder of Books for a Better World





We are growing our libraries at dozens of schools throughout Central America. Below are a few of the many schools that we partner with to help foster a lifelong love of reading.

Books for a Better World Schools





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