April is the



We’re raising $150,000 this April to bring e-books to 30,000 people who need them the most.

Your $50 contribution to our annual fund will help make this a reality.

Donate for a chance to be a character in a best-selling author’s novel!

  • John
    John Grisham
  • Ayelet
    Ayelet Waldman
  • Pat
    Pat Conroy
  • Chris
    Chris Bohjalian

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How to Enter: 1) Click on one of the blue “donate” buttons on this page. 2) Follow the steps on the linked page to make a secure donation. 3) Smile as you’ve been automatically entered for a chance to be a character in a future novel of John Grisham, James Patterson, Pat Conroy, Chris Bohjalian, or Ayelet Waldman. Five winners (one per author) will be selected out of all donations made from the linked page from April 1, 2014 12:00 AM PST through May 1, 2014 11:59 PM PST by our staff. The winners will be announced on May 2, 2014. The winner’s name will appear in a future work of fiction published by the author, but all other circumstances regarding the publication, including but not limited to the timing of publication and the context in which the name appears, are subject to the discretion of the author. Questions regarding this contest should be emailed to aprilcontest@worldreader.org.

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Age 20, Ghana

“I read anything I can find. I am an addict now! I pass on my old books to my younger siblings so they can also develop the art of reading.”


Age 17, Kenya

“I feel fine and I feel free when I’m reading a storybook or a novel. I get to learn more about other people and cultures.”


Age 14, Ghana

“Reading takes me far; it makes me feel like I know all the things in the world... When I read a book, I just forget all of my problems and get lost in another place.”

Help us create 30,000 more Fransiscas, Dorises, and Veras.