Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is donating $15,000 to Water for South Sudan to mark the impact of the million-selling ‘A Long Walk to Water.’
More than 1,000 people, publishers and booksellers have donated to the ‘Jungle Library’ at the Calais migrant camp, which is now raising money for supplies.
Icelandic author Bryndis Bjorgvinsdottir’s Facebook initiative urging Iceland to accept Syrian refugees has prompted similar campaigns across the globe.
A campaign by authors to help Syrian refugees and ignited by Patrick Ness and Hank and John Green has raised more than £100,000 in less than a day.
Celebrity chefs have collaborated on a new charity cookbook, Soup for Syria, to help fund food relief efforts for Syrian refugees.
Roger Tagholm visits the ‘jungle’ migrant camp in Calais, France and reports a new library has been established, but still needs many books.
The Italian Publishers Association has produced a song praising the ‘lives of a book’ for a reading promotion, with revenues going to the visually impaired.
Dani Zacarias of Worldreader argues book donations have a dramatic impact on the developing world and it is both easier and cheaper in the digital age.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation has spent a decade leveraging the skills of publishing pros bring the love of books to remote communities in Australia.
A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers