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Remembering Luba Botcheva

July 8, 2020 By

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On Sunday, June 21, Worldreader lost one of our own. Luba Botcheva, Senior Director of Impact and Evaluation, passed away after a brave battle with cancer. She is survived by two amazing adult sons, whom she loved and cherished. As the cliche goes, words cannot describe Luba’s contributions to our team and Worldreader’s mission. But we will try.

Meet Aria & Anna: Young Authors Writing for Readers Around the World

June 24, 2020 By

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Meet two incredibly inspiring girls — and authors: Eleven-year-old Aria Rani Sindledecker and sixteen-year-old Anna Pattle. Both girls are strong believers in the power of reading to change — and the world around us. And both girls are spreading their love for reading to the less fortunate by supporting Worldreader.

Worldreader’s 2019 Annual Report is Live

June 22, 2020 By

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In 2019, supporters like you helped reach over 2.4 million readers with a library of thousands of books in 52 languages. We're thrilled to share your impact towards building a better world, powered by readers.

Using digital reading data to improve international education

June 15, 2020 By

Data is vital to quality education. At Worldreader, we understand the value of data as we work to support readers across the Global South and improve learning outcomes. Here's a look at how we use data to support our work and the work of other organizations, and how we approach data privacy.

14-Day Reading Challenge – are you in?

June 4, 2020 By

By launching this challenge, Worldreader hopes to encourage parents and caregivers to keep reading to the young children in their lives, and to develop a habit of doing so frequently.  Here's a list of the 14 books that we are promoting among our readers in West and East Africa – we hope you’ll join the challenge and enjoy these books as much as we do. You can join at any time!

Essential Storybooks on Race & Inclusivity for Your Child

June 4, 2020 By

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In this age of globalized information, children are asking more and more questions about race as they have access to more and more information at their fingertips. Worldreader’s free library provides children’s storybooks, authored by Africans and African Americans, that can help spark this discussion.

Remembering Carolyn Reidy

May 13, 2020 By

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We will feel Carolyn’s absence for years to come. We are incredibly honored that Worldreader’s impact is even a small part of Carolyn’s enormous legacy.