What is ShelterBox Book Club North America?
ShelterBox Book Club North America is a community of people who all share the love of a quality read.
Every two months, ShelterBox teams carefully select a compelling story from around the world for Book Club members to read. You’ll receive an emails with information on our current book!
It’s free to join Book Club, by joining today you will gain access to our ShelterBox Book Club North America Facebook Group for interactive discussion, Q&A with authors, highlights from response team members, and more! Read along at your own pace and join the discussion online.
When it comes to getting our ShelterBox Book Club read, we encourage our members to buy from local and Canadian bookshops where possible or head to your local library.
With every story you read, you’ll be transforming the lives of disaster-hit families. You can support families around the world by also choosing to make a monthly donation while participating in Book Club. For a monthly donation of $10 or more, you will receive an exclusive ShelterBox bookmark as a thank you for your donation, while providing communities with emergency shelter.
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With every story you read, you’ll be transforming the lives of disaster-hit families.
Join a unique community of book lovers for free today and help disaster-hit families by making a monthly donation with every book you read.
Together we are changing lives. Your monthly contribution will ensure families left homeless after disaster receive the tools they need to rebuild and recover. For a monthly donation of $10 or more, you will receive an exclusive ShelterBox bookmark all while providing communities with emergency shelter.
Our Current Book
A WOMAN OF FIRSTS: THE MIDWIFE WHO BUILT A HOSPITAL AND CHANGED THE WORLD
By Edna Adan Ismail
Edna saw first-hand how poor healthcare, lack of education and ancient superstitions had devastating effects on Somaliland’s people, especially its women. When she suffered the trauma of female genital mutilation (FGM) herself as a young girl at the bidding of her mother, Edna’s determination was set.
The first midwife to practice in Somaliland, Edna became a formidable teacher and campaigner for women’s health. As her country was swept up in its bloody fight for independence, Edna rose to become its First Lady and first female cabinet minister.
She built her own hospital, brick by brick, training future generations in what has been hailed as one of the Horn of Africa’s finest university hospitals.
This is Edna’s truly remarkable story.
Sign up for ShelterBox Book Club North America today to join our community of book lovers.