African Chapter of SDG Book Club Launch

The Book Club aims to use books as a tool to encourage children ages 6-12 to interact with the principles of the SDGs through a curated reading list of books.

The launch is in partnership with the International Publishers Association, International Federation of Library Associations, International Board of Books for Young People and Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

In a joint press release issued by the partners, they announce that the African Chapter will feature African books in English, French, Arabic and Kiswahili with an option to highlight one local African title selected by the organizing committee for each SDG. The official reading list for SDG 1 will be launched on World Book Day (23 April 2021). The list will feature quality African books that deal with the themes of the SDGs. Submissions are open now at and a selection committee formed by the different partners will pick a shortlist for each SDG.

Written by
Cynthia Prah
Communications Officer
UN entities involved in this initiative
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