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OUR MISSION

We believe that cross-cultural stories expand children’s minds, develop their creativity, and foster a love of learning and exploration. We are grateful for the privilege of growing up in households filled with books. We cherish the opportunity and delight when sharing stories from different countries with children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. It is our goal that others experience these same opportunities.

Whether they live in a refugee camp, a village, or the inner city we want every child to own a book of their very own.

THE stories we share with childreN

We partner with Hoopoe Books and Kashfi’s Children to provide stories that not only entertain but help children and young adults understand themselves and their world. Originating in the storytelling traditions of Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Middle East, these teaching tales are designed to activate contextual thinking skills that are associated with the right side of the brain. They provide a glimpse into a rich and historically vibrant culture and body of literature from this region at a time when it is much needed.

These stories help children understand human nature. They encourage qualities such as self-reliance, the ability to overcome fears caused by things children do not, as yet, understand, peaceful negotiation rather than violent confrontation, and much else.

OUR TEAM

Aubrey Davis

National Director and President

Aubrey is an award-winning Toronto author and storyteller. He’s told stories and conducted storytelling workshops across Canada and the US. A former teacher, Aubrey created and taught an oral language programme for primary and special needs students. He holds an M.Eds. in adult education and human resource development.

Andrew Boden

Director and Vice-President

Andrew is Executive Director of the Administrative and Professional Staff Association at Simon Fraser University. He has eighteen years of experience working in non-profit fundraising environments, in increasingly senior positions. Mr. Boden is also an author who has published his stories and poems in Canada, the United States and India. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy.

David Cottle

David Cottle

Director

David obtained his Geological Engineering degree in 1982. He has since resided in Calgary, working in the petroleum industry in technical, supervisory, and managerial positions. His personal interest in cultural anthropology and work with First Nations representatives prompted him to help more Canadian children overcome illiteracy.

Shawn Fuller

Director

Shawn has performed chair and board member roles for churches and co-op housing. He is a senior Business Systems Analyst at TELUS, with 20 years of experience in software development on small and large projects. He specializes in agile practices with an emphasis on facilitating team dynamics.

OUR PARTNERS

Donors

Publishers and Translators

Organizations that help us bring books to children​​

CONTACT us

6 – 1134 11th Ave. West VancouverBC  V6H 1K3 Canada 888.422.0280 |  info@booksoverborders.org

Charitable Registration Number 86260 1077 RR000