The Books With No Bounds
The mission of Books With No Bounds is to provide Indigenous children and teens living in remote communities throughout Canada and around the world, with books donated by publishers, authors, schools, individuals and organizations. Books With No Bounds organizes, catalogues, packs, and sends appropriate books, education resources and electronics to disadvantaged children in Canada and around the world.
Books With No Bounds believes that every child deserves the opportunity to read and should have access to an enormous supply of books. By providing sorely needed reading material and other learning tools, Books With No Bounds refreshes the shelves of school libraries, community groups and organizations, and ensures children and teens have access to good books, regardless of where they live.
Books With No Bounds distributes books and other learning tools to students of all ages and strives to promote literacy, cultural sensitivity, and friendship… one book at a time
They call themselves “Teens on a Mission”. Their mission to bring books to their fellow brothers and sisters in the North in hopes of improving literacy skills among First Nations youth.
In 2011, teen sisters Emma and Julia Mogus of Oakville stumble on a 20-year study from the University of Nevada that showed having books in the home increased the level of education in children, regardless of where you lived or whether you were rich or poor.
The report identified that having as few as 20 books in the home had a huge impact on propelling a child to a higher level of education. The more books you had, the greater the benefit.