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250M children globally are not achieving basic literacy.    We are solving the imbalance in children’s book creation and distribution, so all children can read and rise to their full potential.

250M children globally are not achieving basic literacy. We are solving the imbalance in children’s book creation and distribution, so all children can read and rise to their full potential.

250M children globally are not achieving basic literacy. We are solving the imbalance in children’s book creation and distribution, so all children can read and rise to their full potential.

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Children who see themselves reflected in the stories they read are much more likely to finish school, to love learning and to go on to lead successful lives.Children who see themselves reflected in the stories they read are much more likely to finish school, to love learning and to go on to lead

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NABU is a storytelling platform giving local creators a global voice. NABU is a storytelling platform giving local creators a global voice. NABU is a storytelling platform giving local creators a global voice. NABU is a storytelling platform giving local creators a global voice.

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We are disrupting the cycle of poverty by leveraging technology to publish children’s books for free on digital platforms in mother tongue languages. 

We are disrupting the cycle of poverty by leveraging technology to publish children’s books for free on digital platforms in mother tongue languages. 

Our work is supported by an amazing community of individuals who champion literacy and equality.

Our work is supported by an amazing community of individuals who champion literacy and equality.

“Impressed by the people, passion and impact of NABU.”

 

Rich Russo

Chief Creative Officer at Havas Adrenaline

"The gift of reading broadens horizons, inspires curiosity, fuels wanderlust, and fills our hearts and minds with stories we could never imagine on our own, but so often help drive our own creativity."

Agnes Fischer

Executive Group Director, Droga5/ Author of Eggs Unscrambled: Making Sense of Egg Freezing, Fertility and the Truth about Your Reproductive Years.

"When I was a kid reading was THE escape for me. It expanded my world, gave me things to believe in, made who I am today. We need as many readers as we can get these days."

David Baldwin

Writer/ Creative Director/ Author of The Belief Economy: How to Give a Damn, Stop Selling, and Create Buy-In.

"Reading was such a large part of my childhood. Discovering new worlds in books was what made me want to be a writer. So grateful to Nabu.org for the work they're doing around the world. And very happy to be a part of it."

Mary Ashton Burgh

Writer at Havas Worldwide

"I am a writer. I am an ex-teacher. And I am totally inspired by what you guys are doing."

Eric Bertuccio

Writer at Havas NY

"Reformed journalist and lover of the written word. There is no frigate like a book, to take us lands away..."

Frank Connolly

Senior Editor, MindEdge Learning

"Fast reader. Slow writer. Medium ukulele player. Deeply inspired by this initiative!"

Alla Gonopolsky

Freelance Writer and Brand Strategist

"Enthusiastic reader. Even more enthusiastic writer. Former Copy Girl at Ogilvy and elsewhere. Currently author of 'Lutheranliar Looks at Life' (If Nora Ephron and Garrison Keillor had a Lovechild, it would be Lutheranliar.)"

Alice Whitmore

Author of Lutheranliar Looks at Life

"I am inspired by anyone seeking to learn, improve their life or live to their full potential. And I help others do that with my coaching, speaking and writing. I focus particularly on those with learning disabilities, but my teaching and writing applies to pretty much anyone. I am also inspired by Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle, who showed me the truth in Marcus Aurelius\'s quote that, 'The happiness of our life depends on the quality of our thoughts.' "

Alan Brown

Coach, Speaker, Writer at ADDCrusher.com

"I'm honored to be part of such a transformational community that's bringing opportunity and education to the world."

AnaLiza Alba

Freelance Creative Director/ Writer, Co-Founder of fibi&clo

"This donation is in honor of my mom, who always had her nose in a book. I guess if I was really honest about it, it was her love of reading that ultimately taught me the power of words."

Kurt Nossan

Group Creative Director, Havas Worldwide

"Writing is more than creativity and communication. Writing is therapy that gets you into your own head. Writing is discovery and release. Writing is laughter and tears. I've been inspired by Ellison, Baldwin, Salinger, Oates, Cummings, Poe, Della Femina, Plath and many more."

Ken Gilbert

"Dedicated to all the great wordsmiths at Havas NY. And we love the effort and passion of Nabu.org."

Havas NY

NY Office of Global Advertising Agency

"I've made my living writing and working next to great writers. I love what Nabu.org is doing for literacy in the most impoverished communities in the world. They're changing the futures of kids around the world."

Jerry Della Femina

Writer/ Author/ Columnist. AAF Advertising Hall of Fame Writer. Author of From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor & An Italian grows in Brooklyn. Owner and Columnist of The Independent

"I love what NABU is doing. So smart. Keep it up."

David Steinberg

Comedian/ Writer/ Director of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Author of The Book of David. Documentary, Quality Balls: The David Steinberg Story

"Thanks to Rich Russo for telling me about this. And for the opportunity for authors to share our books with others, too!"

Kelly Simmons

Author of Standing Still; The Bird House; The Fifth of July; One More Day.

"Without writing you cannot tell a story. Without storytelling, then brand marketing wouldn't exist. This dedication is hundreds of writers and storytellers over the years at Havas Formula who have built brand narratives for their clients."

Michael Olguin

President of Havas Formula

Give Today

NABU aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to eradicate illiteracy by 2030. Your donation will strengthen NABU’s mission to make literacy accessible for all.

  • Powers 1 hour of reading a day for a child

  • Ensures 1 family can enjoy bedtime stories

  • Sustains 1 full year of reading for a child

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Your donation strengthens NABU, and our ability to make mother tongue language children’s books free and accessible, so that children around the world can keep reading.

$34,028 of $100,000 raised for our Literacy Unlocks Life campaign
  • Gives 1 child and their family access to reading materials in their mother tongue

  • Gives 2 children and their families access to reading materials in their mother tongue

  • Supports the creation and publication of an additional mother tongue book

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See The World In The Story

Directly from our local authors and illustrators in Haiti and Africa, NABU publishes childrens’ stories with a cultural point of view. 100% of proceeds go to support NABU’s work.

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For each book sold, NABU will provide a digital copy to a child who needs one.

See The World In The Story

Directly from our local authors and illustrators in Haiti and Africa, NABU publishes childrens’ stories with a cultural point of view. 100% of proceeds go to support NABU’s work.

Buy

For each book sold, NABU will provide a digital copy to a child who needs one.

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