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Books & Film–Lucky to Have Both

Wow, we have truly amazing people involved with The World Is Just A Book Away (WIJABA)…it hits me each time I post a fresh item. Today, our Advisory Board member Tim Monich shares about the beautiful connection between books and … Continue reading

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Ambassador Rizo: “I give them books and they give me purpose”

Today is International Literacy Day. What better way to celebrate this than to share this contribution from someone who has already contributed so much to The World Is Just a Book Away (WIJABA). Arezo Yassai, 24, who met Founder and … Continue reading

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WIJABA 5K Gives Mother/Daughter New Joint Hobby While Providing More Books to Kids

We hope you are enjoying our recent posts from The World Is Just a Book Away board members and supporters. Today, as a family-oriented lead in to a holiday weekend, we are excited to have our first mother/daughter blog submission … Continue reading

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It’s Not Either/Or

In our continuing series of contributed blog posts from our esteemed Board, below is the latest from one of the newest members of our ADVISORY Board! Dr. Roselle Chartock is a published author, Professor Emeritus of Education at Massachusetts College … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Celebration!

In our continuing series of posts from our Board (we have many to come, too, so keep checking back!), we hope you enjoy this from Michelle Valenzuela Wolf, Founder and Principal, Targeted Transitions. *** Inspiration and Celebration! These are two … Continue reading

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WIJABA Library in Honor of Darren Dahlman

In our continuing blog posts from The World Is Just a Book Away Board members, we are honored to share this heartfelt post from AGS Johnson. We are so proud to have a WIJABA library in the name of Darren … Continue reading

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“Perhaps my investment will help someone become a Nobel Peace Prize winner in math…”"

Welcome back to The World Is Just A Book Away (WIJABA) blog! We’ve heard a lot–and will continue to hear from–the children and families that are on the receiving end of what we do. We are heartened and inspired by … Continue reading

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Volunteer Sarah Is Changed for Life after Time in Indonesia with Children, Libraries

Hi everyone! About a month ago (Nov. 10), we posted a beautiful note from Saran Monich who went to Indonesia to volunteer for a couple months for The World Is Just A Book Away. She is heading home about now … Continue reading

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Volunteer is Invigorated by Beautiful Gestures, Appreciation, High Energy at Padang Openings

There are a few moments that stand clearly out in my mind. The first is the way the children shook my hand to show respect. Many of the children at every school, while shaking my hand, touch it gently to their foreheads. This gesture was so beautiful, so genuine… Continue reading

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Wealth of Emotion as New Libraries Open in PADANG

From our intrepid on-the-ground guy, Robert Lucas…a few words about Oct. 27-28: “The World is Just a Book Away has reached a new milestone. We successfully opened 10 new libraries in Padang, Sumatra, our first projects outside of Sidoajo, in … Continue reading

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