Vote for Ethiopia Reads' Yohannes Gebregeorgis as CNN's hero of the year

Yohannes Gebregeorgis and friends.

Today's Rocky Mountain News features an appropriately positive profile of Yohannes Gebregeorgis, the man behind Ethiopia Reads, a Denver-based organization that raises funds to build libraries and bring books to the African nation of Gebregeorgis' birth. Gebregeorgis is one of ten finalists for CNN's "Hero of the Year" contest, whose winner will receive $100,000 for his or her cause during a Thanksgiving night special on the network. To cast your vote for Gebregeorgis, visit the CNN Heroes website -- and as the folks at Ethiopia Reads point out in a recent press release, "you can vote multiple times! Tell your friends, family, workmates, schoolmates, book club members and neighbors to vote, vote and vote again!" Don't think of it as cheating. Think of it as extra credit. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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