One of our littlest book drive organizers, Amelia “Bunny,” is four years old and loves books. She is from Knoxville, TN and has collected nearly 300 so far. She and her mom Kristi came up with a terrific idea when they receive books that are not appropriate for ALP: They trade them at a used book store for credit, and buy other books to send. Amelia is especially excited to donate some of her favorite books, such as the Frog and Toad and Lyle the Crocodile series, to a community library in Ghana.  Amelia wants to give books to Africa because she said, “It will make them happy to have books.”

Amelia will be celebrating her fifth birthday soon, and do you know what she told her friends to bring instead of gifts? Books for her African friends. This budding social entrepreneur said she has a lot of toys already. From everyone here at ALP:


And a big high five for turning five.