We Can Rebuild Ourselves by Reading


Libraries without Borders unveiled its latest project at the New York Public Library. They’re shipping a “library in a box,” or Idea Boxes, to refugee camps.

The idea is that food, water and shelter aren’t enough, said Patrick Weil, the group’s founder and chief executive, and a visiting professor at Yale Law School. People who have lost everything, he said, need books, films, games and Internet access to feed their minds, connect with loved ones, pursue education and rebuild their lives.

Read more at the Wall Street Journal.

Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →