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What Are Your Top Children’s Literacy Charities?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

If you really want to change the world, help teach a child to read.

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

Educating and teaching literacy to our youngest should be a top priority of any society. But in developing and impoverished countries, books often take a backseat to catering for the most basic and immediate necessities, such as food and shelter. Charities, NGOs and other programs can often assist in such situations. Today’s feature story looks at one such program bringing books to pre-schoolers in Palestine.

We’ve written about many other similar programs over the years, including Worldreader, which uses e-books to educate children in Africa, and Sharjah’s IBBY Fund, which provides funds for “children whose lives have been disrupted through war, civil disorder or natural disasters in the region of Central Asia and North Africa through implementing reading-related projects.”

If you really want to change the world, help teach a child to read. As a book lover, I can think of no better use of one’s money.

Tell us, where do you donate your money?  What children’s literacy charities and programs do you support? And don’t forget to tell us how to get in touch with them.

About the Author

Edward Nawotka

Edward Nawotka is the Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. A former foreign correspondent, he has covered the book business exclusively since 2000, serving as daily news editor for Publishers Weekly and columnist for Bloomberg News.