Readers’ Choice: 10 More of the Coolest Librarians Alive


Mouma Mokubjane

Amazing literary advocacy group Room to Read checked out our list and tweeted their own addition: Mouma Mokubjane, a volunteer librarian in their Nkadimeng Primary school, who nurtures the students’ reading habits and particularly enjoys helping them turn their favorite books into plays — which they then perform, of course. She also pays special attention to choosing books that speak to the particular issues of the community, which has a high number of cases of HIV and AIDS, and works to teach students prevention and destigmatization. “Literacy is the way we can improve this whole community,” she says. “I want to see all the children here succeed.” Now that is better than cool.