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March 24, 2017


Efua Sutherland was a Ghanaian playwright, director, children's author, poet and dramatist. Sutherland was a fierce advocate for culturally relevant children's literature from the early 1950s until her death. She developed educational curricula, literature, theatre an...

January 12, 2017

In elementary school during Scholastic Book Fairs, I'd ask for bathroom passes to hang out in the library. While there I'd browse mountains of books that planted seeds, which grew over the years into what has become my life's passion. I am beyond proud to share that On...

January 9, 2017

A huge congratulations to Dr. Robtel Pailey, an activist and OMB Liberia Signature series author of "Gbagba"! Dr. Pailey was just awarded a grant in collaboration with One Moore Book, from the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA). The purpose of the grant is...

January 1, 2017

One Moore Book Storytime is a project that brings our books to life through video.

October 20, 2016

Enough is enough. Haiti has been dealt another crushing blow; and most people have yet to recover from 2010’s devastating 7.0 earthquake. Hurricane Matthew pounded our side of the island, leaving hopelessness in its wake. The death toll, now one thousand, continues to...

May 26, 2016

Corruption has become the real stuff of public discourse and everyday practice in many African societies, implicating both citizens and subjects, both public and private life. During the course of a recent fieldwork in my native Nigeria, I was repeatedly struck by the...

October 7, 2015

We found Regina Pinto de Oliveira’s work online, while looking for an illustrator who’d be a good fit for Azul’s adventures. Regina is a Queens, New York, based artist and her love and passion for art are made clear in her work. Below, she shares her inspiration, and t...

September 24, 2015

1. What are your thoughts on the lack of diverse books in children’s literature and the growing movement for the need for diverse books?

The lack of diverse books in children’s literature represents a huge challenge in the quest for freedom, democracy, racial and social...

January 30, 2015

Last holiday season, we had a 1-for-1 promotion for Katia D. Ulysse’s book, “Fabiola Konn Konte”, a counting book about a young restavek girl. OMB partnered with the Free the Slaves organization and Fondasyon Limyé Lavi (FLL) in Haiti to facilitate the book donation to...

October 30, 2014

Earlier this month, I communicated with the We Care Foundation in Liberia about different ways One Moore Book could contribute to the fight against Ebola and its many consequences. Michael Weah, the founder of the We Care Library in Monrovia, informed me that he’d begu...

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