… Through Penguin Random House Donation to Worldreader
Worldreader, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy in the developing world, today announces that Chelsea Clinton’s new book, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, has been added to the Worldreader digital library for schools and libraries across sub-Saharan Africa, which serves over 40,000 students and their families.
It’s Your World is part of a larger donation of hundreds of titles from Penguin Random House to Worldreader that also includes The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne, and William Kamkwamba’s internationally acclaimed true story, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
It’s Your World features inspiring stories and real world ideas to help kids discover ways to make an impact on the world. The book also features Worldreader, positioning it as a nonprofit that young children should know about and consider on their path to affecting global change. The organization’s digital literacy movement has reached over 6 million people worldwide.
“We’re thrilled to introduce It’s Your World to kids in sub-Saharan Africa,” says David Risher, CEO of Worldreader. “Over 5 billion people live in developing countries, and many of the best ideas to improve their health and prosperity are sure to come from their children. We’re honored to see our story be part of Chelsea’s book, and hope our story and others like it inspire young adults everywhere to tackle the world’s greatest problems.”
Penguin Random House’s donation of It’s Your World to Worldreader’s digital library marks another significant moment in a remarkable partnership that has already positively impacted tens of thousands of lives.
The book takes on significant challenges facing humanity today. It includes facts, charts, photographs, and stories to give young readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in their country and across the world—this book is designed to inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make the world a better place. With suggestions and ideas for action, Chelsea Clinton shows readers that the world belongs to every single one of us, and every one of us counts.
“We’re committed to reaching young readers in Worldreader’s network who want to make a difference,” says Don Weisberg, President, Penguin Young Readers. “As Chelsea Clinton outlines in her book, books provide a gateway to the world and empower young readers to form their own opinions about what’s happening in it.”
“Worldreader does incredible work to empower young people through education and reading, and I am honored that my book will be included in their digital library,” says Chelsea Clinton. “I hope that It’s Your World will show kids everywhere that they can start making a difference on issues they care about.”
To learn more about Worldreader’s work, visit our blog.
Worldreader is a global nonprofit bringing digital books to children and their families, empowering them to read, think, and grow in order to improve their lives and their world. In its first five years, Worldreader has reached 5.6 million readers in 69 countries with a digital library of 28,500 local and international e-books via e-readers and mobile phones, and aims to reach 10 million readers with its digital library by the end of 2015 and 15 million readers by 2018. To read free books on your mobile phone, visit read.worldreader.org.
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