Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day March 9th

Share the Power of Words and Stories on World Read Aloud Day,
March 9, 2011

Nearly 1 billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their name. What would you miss most if you could not read or write? Imagine your world without words.

To address the challenge of global illiteracy, the nonprofit literacy organization LitWorld invites people around the world to participate in World Read Aloud Day by reading aloud with loved ones and friends. For a list of reading activities, check out LitWorld's Activities for Children and Teens, which include poem and book activities for all age ranges.

World Read Aloud Day celebrates the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another. The goal is to create a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology. A highlight of LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day is a 24-hour read-aloud marathon in Times Square.

The National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance believes that every person has the right to read. In a free society, this includes the right to choose what one shall read. Learn more and discover additional resources and related links on our Right to Read page.