Apr 23 2020

World Book Day Celebration: Our List of Favorites From Across the Globe


“Growing up, I read a lot of books. My love of books started when I felt bullied in school or when I felt inadequate during my teen years. I would get away by escaping into another reality in the world of books.” – Phoebe, Global G.L.O.W. Program Coordinator from Milele in Kenya.

Books truly have the ability to transport us to a faraway destination or to a place of fantasy. They connect us and they show us that there is value in everyone’s story. Now more than ever, books are a landline to the outside world.

To celebrate World Book Day, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite books from around the world with the help of our partners. Enjoy!

  • Amina’s Choice by Cathy Kreutter
  • Fire Calling by Mutoni Muchemi
  • Amani the Boda Boda Rider by Paul Sutherland
  • I Know An Old Mzee Who Swallowed a Fly by Cathy Kreutter
  • Sitwe Goes to School by Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
  • The First Lady by Goretti Komuhendo
  • Sharon’s Song by Paul Sutherland and Hasa Maurice
  • Baby Bear’s Birthday Hiccups by Lara Jones
  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
  • The Secret Seven series by Enid Blyton
  • Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
  • Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
  • The Monster at the End of This Book, Starring Grover by Sesame Street
  • Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • I Like Myself by Karen Beaumont
  • Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
  • The Little Crocodile by P. Dargelos
  • Lana and Miguel’s Park by Frankie Bruno
  • The Umbrella Man and Other Stories by Roald Dahl


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