This year, World Book Day celebrates its 20th birthday. That’s 20 years of the biggest celebration of books and reading across the globe.
You might think that World Book Day is mostly for kids, and you might be right – no-one in our office dressed up as their favourite character, sadly – but one of their main partners is Book Aid. Mochilas Kanken Big
Specialist Medical Textbook Donations
Wisepress regularly donates specialist medical textbooks and popular science books to Book Aid, who then send them to a number of countries in Africa where books are scarce and literacy levels are low.
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Last year, Wisepress, supported by Springer, donated a total of 1423 books to Book Aid, and many of these titles went to Menelik II Referral Hospital in Addis Ababa, which has its own small library. nike blazer uomo colori adidas yeezy boost 550 męskie This library supports the 300 staff at the hospital, including Dr Kassahun Adem, who says it is in constant use.
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Encouraging Young Readers
While it is certainly important to encourage young people to read, we mustn’t forget that books can be enjoyed at any age, and medical textbooks are a necessity in every country in the world.