is proud to support the the Haile Selassie Children's Library and Resource Center
with a large donation of brand new and unused books for their new facility in Accra, Ghana. The mission of the library is to provide access to
literature, literacy classes, mentoring and computer training to
disenfranchised youth 4-19 years of age within Ghana’s capital of Accra.
The center will also serve as a community space where parents,
teachers, mentors and volunteers can create and implement innovative
policies and programs affecting positive change for Ghana’s youth. We look forward to them joining the International Book Club movement.
Children in Ghana often have little to no access to books and literature. The books in this donation were carefully chosen for young readers in West Africa. There are many Caldecott (Ashanti to Zulu, The Hello, Goodbye Window
) and Newberry winners (Bridge to Tarabithia, Holes, Island of the Blue Dolphins, The Black Pearl
) as well as classics like Oliver Twist
and Huckleberry Finn
with a mix of Diary of a Wimpy Kid
, The Hungry Caterpillar,
and Days with Frog and Toad
for good measure.
The range of books is deliberate, this donation is designed to be a
small library is itself, with a diversity of topics, genres, and reading
skill levels.Not only were the titles carefully chosen, but the donation also contains multiple copies of certain books to encourage book clubs among the students.
Colorful picture books were provided to engage new readers and delight old ones. The donation also includes two encyclopedia sets to supplement the library's
I.S.A.B.T.'s shipment will go out this week, well in time for the opening of the new library in the capitol of Ghana; Accra. We wish them all the best and we are excited to be part of this important project.
You can make a donation too. Select a book from the library's wish list or
order your favorite childhood book. YOUR NAME WILL APPEAR ON A BRANCH OF
"THE TREE OF LOVE" painted on the wall of the library. Its easy!
1.Select a book from the WISH LIST (http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2MQCP7DKV1Z9F/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_bnyGpb0JS17ZP)
2.Select the New York address for shipping delivery
3.Your book will be delivered to our shipping location in new york,
books will be collected and delivered by the executive director CHIEDZA
MAKONNEN to the library in Ghana