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Dr. Penninah's story

A career shaped by books

As head of the library department at Amref International University in Kenya, Dr. Penninah Musangi shares how books have shaped her life and why they are so important to the medical students studying at the university.

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Aaron's story

Expanding education with books

Aaron grew up in rural Kenya with little access to books or education. Now a qualified nurse, Aaron is using books to further his studies and meet the needs of his local community.

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Lydia's story

A library as a lifeline

The small community library in Lydia's village is a lifeline for her, but like too many women around the world, her family does not always support her. This is her story.   

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Tinotenda's story

Learning something new

Libraries can be the only way many readers access books. That's why readers like Tinotenda value their local libraries so much.

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Jane's story

Books, bumps and babies

Jane reads to her unborn baby in a mother and baby unit in Kenya. Read why she believes it's important for both mother and baby.

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Ruth's story

Ruth’s light library

Ruth tells us why the library in her school, which is giving her access to both books and solar lights, is so important to her.

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Yvonne's story

Beating the odds in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Yvonne shares her story of how she used books to succeed in school, support her fellow refugees and is now hoping for a brighter future.

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Dalia's story

Flying away with books

Like many people living in West Bank, 17-year-old Dalia's life can be unpredictable. Read why she finds solace in books.

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