Young readers in Sub-Saharan Africa will now have access to eBooks from authors including Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl, and Kurt Vonnegut thanks to new publisher partnerships with Worldreader, the non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy through eBooks for children throughout the developing world.
Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins Publishers (Canada), Egmont UK, Rosetta Books, Hardie Grant Egmont (Australia), and Ripley Publishing have partnered with Worldreader to donate eBooks to children in Worldreader’s programs in Africa.
Kids in the program have access to eReaders loaded with Worldreader’s eBook reading platform. With eBook donations from these new publishing partners, Worldreader has tripled the size of its eBook library to 900 titles, up from less than 300 a year ago. These publishers join others including Random House Inc., Penguin Young Readers Group, Puffin, as well as authors Seth Godin, Cory Doctorow and Mary Pope Osborne.