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Book Review


Institute for Educational Development, East Africa


Merging global forces of knowledge, information, communication, economics and technology is resulting in the necessity for people everywhere to acquire a range of literacies and capabilities to engage with the world from an empowered disposition. Understanding the ways in which libraries such as the ones considered in this book can best facilitate literacy and learning is crucial. This book by Marlene Asselin and Roy Doiron, intended for those interested in learning more about small libraries on the forefront of bringing about social change, showcases 11 community libraries in marginalised communities from developing, transitional and developed countries. Asselin and Doiron consider the central role these libraries play not only in meeting the diverse literacy and learning needs of their communities, but also in facilitating empowerment, social justice, and social and economic development.


Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development