Books do not exist in countless villages of the world. Children learn to read from the classroom blackboard but without books cannot read to learn.


From Books to Brilliance (FBTB) creates lending libraries and reading initiatives in underserved communities. By purchasing all resources in the target countries, we provide age and culturally appropriate educational materials as well as strengthen local economies. Citizens gather to read, study, recreate, and plan for a future … one different than their past.


FBTB works diligently with local partners to sustain and grow these village libraries. By providing resources that meet the unique needs of citizens, FBTB libraries will serve ever-growing populations well into the future, educating citizens and edifying communities.


to learn


to empower


to lead

Many children learn to read but cannot read to learn.

Our Projects and Libraries

FBTB promotes literacy in underserved rural communities of Central America and the United States. Without literacy skills, entire communities are left behind for generations.

FBTB lending libraries are sanctuaries where residents gather to read, study, and dream. They foster the love of books and learning and the power of knowledge.

Kim Covill

            President                          Treasurer              Board Member

Debbie Gonzales

       Vice President        Board Member

Kim Kesterke

             Secretary              Board Member

Stephanie Lawyer 

Board Member

Maggie Fuchs

Cofounder and Advisor

Indira Morales Medrano

Liaison Nicaragua

Luke Baca

Project Manager

Emily Cross

Cofounder and Advisor

Rita Wirkala


Martha Twiggs


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