The World is Our Home

Books & Beyond is a collaborative project of Harmony School (Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.), The Project School (Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.), Newark Collegiate Academy (Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.), Indiana University’s Global Living-Learning Community  (formerly the Global Village Living-Learning Center) and Kabwende Primary School (Musanze, Rwanda).  Books & Beyond promotes intercultural communication, literacy skills, advancement of education, and service-learning by engaging students in authoring, illustrating, publishing, and marketing a collection of short stories.  Working in small pairs, IU’s Global Village students mentor students as they develop short stories that are compiled into a book.  Students acquire skills in authoring, mentoring and collaborating, intercultural communication, grant writing, documenting and fundraising.

Peer Review Process

Stories are chosen by student authors and editors at IU and partner schools, who work together to compile the stories into the anthology.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. Annual issues are embargoed for two years after print publication in Rwanda.

Our Current Partners

Our Former School Partners