Lingo Likes: Better World Books


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It’s vital that children learn to read to be successful later in life. To do so, they need quality textbooks and other educational resources readily available.  We’ve talked before about ways to start a book drive and most recently, Lingo the Reading Kingdom owl flew through internet to find even more websites that contribute to a better world through literacy.  That’s why the site Lingo likes this week is Better World Books. Here’s more about them from their website:

“We were founded in 2002 by three friends from the University of Notre Dame who started selling textbooks online to earn some money, and ended up forming a pioneering social enterprise — a business with a mission to promote literacy.

We’re not a traditional company with an add-on “cause” component. Social and environmental responsibility is at the core of our business. You could say it’s in our DNA

… We believe that education and access to books are basic human rights. That’s why books sold on help fund high-impact literacy projects in the United States and around the world. That’s why we commit to matching every purchase on our website with a book donation to someone in need…

…Here’s the best part: In addition to selling new titles, Better World Books supports book drives and collects used books and textbooks through a network of over 2,300 college campuses and partnerships with over 3,000 libraries nationwide. So far, the company has converted more than 58 million books into over $10.4 million in funding for literacy and education. In the process, we’ve also diverted more than 40,000 tons of books from landfills…

Every book purchased from Better World Books contributes to individual literacy throughout the world and the potential for a better life.”

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