Help Us Spread Words Across the World!

BookPeople, AISD, and Random House have joined forces with local author Shana Burg to bring her moving novel about Malawi schoolchildren to life!

Words Across the World is a community-wide literacy initiative that seeks to expose young readers to basic concepts of global philanthropy by directly connecting students in Austin with students in Malawi, Africa through a pen pal program and by providing schools with tools for curriculum enhancement. Over 40 Austin schools have signed on to participate in the program!

Donate today to support literacy in Malawi, Africa and here in Austin schools. Your contribution will directly:

  • Buy books for Austin school libraries
  • Buy malaria medication, oxygen machines, and other medical supplies for our sister community in Malawi through World Altering Medicine
  • Support our global pen pal program connecting Austin kids from over 40 Austin schools with Malawi schoolchildren

*Official 2012-2013 Texas Bluebonnet Reading List Selection


  • Come down to BookPeople, select a tag off of our Giving Tree & donate that amount.
  • Donate ANY amount at our registers.
  • Donate online right now!

In support of this initiative, Random House Children’s Books will donate to the book drive for participating schools in Malawi!

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