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The World is Just a Book Away is an anthology edited by USC professor James J. Owens that captures the stories of how books and reading inspired some of the world s most prominent people. Recognizing the life-changing nature of reading, Owens set out in 2002 to create this deeply moving book. At first glance, the sixty contributors to this anthology may not seem to have much in common yet they all share their personal love of books and reading in The World is Just a Book Away. This book takes readers on a unique journey through personal stories from five Nobel Peace Prize laureates, actors, royalty, world leaders, scientists, humanitarians, and many more.
Note: If you've read the book, I would be very grateful for an Amazon review - it can make a real difference in getting people excited to buy a copy!
By building libraries around the world, we give children access to education that they wouldn't otherwise have.
Promoting literacy and education helps end the perpetual cycle of poverty that these children are currently experiencing. Thus far, WIJABA has built 90 libraries in schools and orphanages, and 2 mobile libraries, impacting over 70,000 children through access to educational programs and books facilitated through our libraries and partner schools.