Beloved author Paulo Coelho has donated three of his books to the Worldreader’s digital library. The nonprofit organization behind this venture allows young students and public library patrons in sub-Saharan Africa to access e-books through e-readers.
Access is also granted to bibliophiles throughout Africa who read using a mobile phone. This digital library currently features 28,500 local and international titles.
Here’s more from the press release: “The titles donated are The Supreme Gift, an adaptation of Henry Drummond’s famous sermon on love written to appeal to all faiths; Christmas Stories a collection of ten Christmas tales accompanied by Paulo’s ruminations on a life well lived; and Stories for Parents, Children, and Grandchildren, a collection of timeless and magical tales from around the world retold by Paulo and illustrated by his wife, Christina Oiticica…Worldreader currently works with over 250 authors from around the world including Stan Lee, Tad Hills, Nnedi Okorafor, and publishers including Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster and Longhorn Publishers (Kenya).”