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In 2013, Room to Read will publish 1.5 million copies of our original children's books. These stories and others will fill the shelves of Room to Read's network of more than 15,000 school libraries—opening up a world of imagination to young readers across Asia and Africa.
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The Big Picture
Books and libraries are just part of the story. See how your investment changes lives by helping develop a habit and love of reading.
A Closer Look
Learn more about our work and how we measure success.
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In the new book, Creating Room to Read, read how John Wood’s individual quest to help one school in Nepal became the foundation for a global literacy organization that has helped improve education for more than seven million children worldwide.
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- Libraries Established
- Books Distributed
- Girls' Education Participants
- Children Benefited
Less than 1% of US nonprofits have received nine consecutive Charity Navigator four star ratings. Our transparency and accountability place us among the best charities. See for yourself.
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Documentary filmmakers travel to Room to Read projects across Asia and Africa to tell the stories of children who are benefitting from our programs.
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