In Liberia, reading books to promote peace
Books can entertain us, educate us, enlighten us. And sometimes, books can help promote peace.
These readers, students at the Martha Tubman High School in Salala, Liberia, were caught reading Scholastic books purchased by the Liberian Education Trust (LET) and given to schools where LET has implemented libraries.
LET supported Librarians and students manage the LET libraries with some help from Peace Corps volunteers who have provided the photos.
They're reading the Peace Warriors series by Andrea Davis Pinkney, a biographic series that features men and women who have worked passionately to pioneer peaceful solutions to conflicts throughout history that includes President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Nobel Laureate and the first democratically elected woman president in Africa..
All photos are courtesy of Peace Corps volunteers.