Updated Mar 30, 2019

Wayetu Moore

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One Moore Book publishes books and create reading spaces for readers from low literacy countries and underrepresented groups.

One Moore Book (OMB) publishes culturally sensitive literary and artistic material for children from developing countries with low levels of literacy and underrepresented cultures.
One Moore Book (OMB) publishes culturally sensitive literary and artistic material for children from developing countries with low levels of literacy and underrepresented cultures.
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Stage 5: Scaling

Initially publishing for Liberia, OMB now also has series for Haiti and Guinea.
Registered in Liberiain Liberia

Focus Areas:

Identity Development, Education, Literacy and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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Implemented In:

Liberia, Haiti, Guinea and 1 MoreSEE ALL

Liberia, Haiti, Guinea and BrazilSEE LESS

5
Key Partners
4
Countries Implemented In
8,000
Customers
4
Employees
$180,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

Elementary-aged children underrepresented in children’s literature are fighting for dual competency when they read. The first struggle is to gain understanding of the literacy standards of the represented culture. The second effort is to conceptualize the mores of the represented culture. When something is printed it is seen as a definitive authority, so many of the young readers are internalizing what they see in these books as universal definitions and ideals of culture and beauty.

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Solution

We believe that for underrepresented introductory readers, what will help their process is if they are provided literature with food, places, people and narratives they recognize. Our goal is to make art and literature accessible to children who are rarely represented in the children’s book publishing industry, by creating books that they can relate to and learn from.

Target Beneficiaries

We serve readers in countries affected by low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures.

Mission and Vision

One Moore Book is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that encourages reading among children of countries with low literacy rates and underrepresented cultures by publishing culturally relevant books that speak to their truths, and by creating bookstores and reading corners that serve their communities.

Competitive Advantage

We partner with writers and illustrators from the underrepresented groups to create our books and educational materials.

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Jan 2019
Key Partnership
Implementation
ORGANIZATIONTeach for Liberia 
as part of
 Community Education
Oct 2018
Key Partnership
Implementation
ORGANIZATIONTexas Christian University 
as part of
 Translation
Jan 2011
New Country Implemented In
Liberia
Oct 2011
Created
Date Unknown