Books for a Better World was founded in 2000 by Kae Robb and a group of dedicated volunteers.
Click here to join our 20th anniversary celebration, and check out the beautiful, bilingual storybook we published.
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Literacy is the dedicated purpose of Books for a Better WorldWe seek to inspire, empower, and motivate children to achieve their full potential by helping them to develop a lifelong love of learning.

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

Want to travel with Books for a Better World?
Books for a Better World is now accepting applications for Travel Literacy Ambassadors to travel to Central America.  

CLICK HERE to learn more.

CLICK HERE to apply.

Books for a Better World is growing its libraries at dozens of schools throughout Central America. Below are a few of the many schools that Books for a Better World partners with to help foster a lifelong love of reading.

2018 Books for a Better World Schools

Thank you for taking the time to learn about Books for a Better World
Please feel free to explore our site and learn how you can help achieve our mission through volunteering, fundraising, and donations. We look forward to hearing from you!