This article on CNN today was supposed to be a quick read, but it stopped me in my tracks. This man from Ethiopia received a $1200 grant twenty-two years ago to buy books for the children in his home country – but he couldn’t because there weren’t any books written in the language. Can you imagine that? NO BOOKS written in that language, and no books relating the stories, poems, songs, history, and culture of an entire people. That boggles my mind.
So what did he do? He became an author! Bravo. He has since established a children’s library of 15,000 books in Ethiopia.
This story reminded me not to take for granted the vast wealth of knowledge and access to knowledge that my family and I enjoy every day.