March 9 Is ‘World Read Aloud Day’

books-twokidsWant to join the global movement for literacy?

Startling statistics from LitWorld.org states that almost 1 billion people around the world today still can’t read or write, and that 171 million children could overcome poverty if they learned to write and read in school.  

To share how power of words to change the world, LitWorld is making today World Read Aloud Day.  World Read Aloud Day “motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.”

Since last year, LitWorld has advocated for reading and writing in over 35 countries through 40,000 people who partcipated in sharing the word.  This year, LitWorld invites you to continue sharing the importance of literacy in several ways: reading with your kids and family,  joining a reading event at your local library or in your community, or stopping by Times Square in New York  City for a 24-hour Read Aloud Marathon.

More about reading on Parents.com

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