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Photo Students & Their Stories, Part 1

We are THANKFUL for so much this year…and we hope you are, too. Thought we’d share a few lovely stories and pictures from the children who took The World Is Just A Book Away‘s Executive Director Robert Lucas’ photography class … Continue reading

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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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Books+Dreaming Beget Limitless Adventure!

Happy Autumn! Welcome back from your summer, and if you have missed any of our posts in the last 2-3 mo., please do scroll down and check them out — there are some goodies there! Today we are fortunate to … 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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A Few Words from Our Photographer…

Hopefully you have been enjoying learning about those involved in The World Is Just A Book Away (WIJABA). We feel we are very fortunate to have amazing photography documenting what we do and who we affect. Our Lead Photographer, Eric … 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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On the ground in Indonesia…& our new office!

Our indefatigable Country Director for Indonesia, Robert Lucas, has returned after a break visiting his home in Los Angeles and spending some valuable face time with Founder James Owens and many involved with WIJABA at the organization’s Los Angeles base. … 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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