If your enthusiasm for voting is still running high, please consider casting another vote today — to bring books to kids in Ethiopia.

Yohannes Gebregeorgis, director of the the nonprofit Ethiopia Reads, is one of ten worldwide finalists for CNN’s hero of the year. My friend Jane Kurtz has worked closely with him to bring libraries and literacy to the children of Ethiopia, and Yohannes is now opening libraries in Ethiopian schools at the amazing rate of almost one per month. The one in his home in Addis Ababa gets an average of 60,000 visits a year!

He was selected from 3000 nominees by a panel that included Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson, and Jane Goodall. CNN is now holding an internet vote to select the top hero, and the winner will get $100,000 — which would do amazing things for kids in Ethiopia.

You can read more about Yohannes and vote for him here:


And you can learn more about Ethiopia Reads (and Yohannes and Jane) here:


CNN is encouraging people to vote as often as they like before November 20th. The winner will be announced in a special program aired on CNN on Thanksgiving.

Huge thanks for your help!