Books For Africa distributes new and used books to students in Africa who otherwise would not have access to any reading and study material. Their mission is to put and end to the book famine in Africa. The books are donated by publishers, schools, libraries, individuals and organizations and are sorted and packed by volunteers who carefully choose books that are age and subject appropriate. Today, Books For Africa has shipped more than 18 million books! The cost of shipping isn't cheap, with each one sent there is nearly 40 cents postage required. Books For Africa depends on the generosity of donors to keep the program getting these books into the hands of deserving children.