One Shared World: Raising Awareness, Generating Dialogue

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If books can change hearts and minds, then inside a book is a perfect place to raise awareness about global poverty. The national campaign One Shared World is hoping that ABA members will spread its powerful message of education, connection, and action to help the world's poorest people by giving customers a specially designed bookmark. Samples of the bookmark, which encourages people to learn more about global poverty and "to connect at an independent bookstore like this one," will be available in ABA's Book Sense Lounge, Room 1E07 - 1E08 of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, at BookExpo America. Stores with Book Sense will receive 100 copies of the bookmark, which includes space for store information, in the June Red Box.

One Shared World encourages Americans, particularly American working women, to learn more and do more to support the public and private efforts helping people in developing countries to overcome hunger, illiteracy, and disease. The campaign provides a number of free resources and materials through its website, and broadens awareness through events, partner-based activities, and online promotions.

The One Shared World campaign is a partnership of the American Association of University Women, American Women in Radio and Television, the National Association of Women Business Owners, and the National Council of Negro Women. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and developed and managed by the nonprofit Academy for Educational Development.