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Introducing the Worldreader Book Club

December 22, 2014 By

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I joined Worldreader earlier this year after seeing the books in our library. Getting kids in Ghana books FROM Ghana was something that I could not get behind enough. Sure it’s great to get books into the hands of kids, but it’s what’s in those books that is so monumentally important, and I should know: … Continue Reading →

Bestselling Books by RosettaBooks to Benefit Worldreader

December 2, 2014 By

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The holidays are upon us. We’ve all got so much on our mind: the meals we’ll make, the trips we’ll take, the gifts we’ll give. But how can you make your holidays even more meaningful this year? By giving gifts that make a difference. RosettaBooks, a leading independent publisher and Worldreader partner, has discounted 152 e-books … Continue Reading →

2014 Tech Awards: We Won The Microsoft Education Award

November 27, 2014 By

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Anyone who’s seen Worldreader’s headquarters here in San Francisco understands that our organization knows how to do a lot with a little. Words like “austere” and “spartan” and “converted old garage space” often come up when describing our digs. So, a few weeks ago, I was thrilled to deliver a new addition into the office that … Continue Reading →

Learnings From Libraries: Our Midterm LEAP Report

September 29, 2014 By

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At Worldreader, our staff is full of avid library fans. Many of us spent our childhood days in local libraries, thumbing through well-worn pages of soon-to-be favorite books, searching through card catalogs to find the newest installments of The Boxcar Children or Sweet Valley High. Some of us even remember how the Dewey Decimal system … Continue Reading →

Worldreader partners with the Cisco Foundation to bring 10,000 pieces of STEM content to 2 million readers

September 5, 2014 By

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When Malawian-born William Kamkwamba found a library book called Using Energy, he used it to help him build a fully functional windmill. He was only 14. It generated enough energy to reliably power four lights and two radios in his family’s home. William became an international hero. There is a broader narrative into which William’s … Continue Reading →

30,000 New E-Books in Ghana’s Volta Region

June 30, 2014 By

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Last week we delivered 10,000 life-changing e-books to the North Region of Ghana and today we’re happy to share that another community in Ghana-in the Volta Region-is empowered with e-books. Joseph Botwey and Samuel Alomenu give you their perspective once again on how the launch went! Through a collaboration with Pencils of Promise (PoP), 300 … Continue Reading →

Worldreader Hosts its First Annual Community Conferences

May 2, 2014 By

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Speaking to an energetic room full of key partners, Worldreader’s Kenya Operations Manager, Joan Mwachi-Amolo, closed our first annual Community Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, with this final remark: “each one of us here has the power to impact the life of a child out there.” Worldreader hosted its first annual Community Conferences in Nairobi, Kenya … Continue Reading →

South Africa Makes An Impact Through Digital Publishing

March 10, 2014 By

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By Dana Swenson Worldreader would like to give a warm welcome to a new set of independent publishing houses from South Africa who are breaking the mold and diving into the world of digital publishing. Obstacles such as a lack of financial sustainability and low literacy levels throughout South Africa have made it impossible for … Continue Reading →