World Read Aloud Day (WRAD), an international event being held by LitWorld, a global literacy organization based in NYC, is being celebrated on March 9th. And you can be part of the movement.
WRAD’s mission is not only to celebrate the power of words and stories, but to rally together and stand up for the 774 million people in the world who cannot read or write. WRAD is on a mission to raise a collective 774 million minutes of time spent reading aloud with participants and literacy leaders throughout the world on World Read Aloud Day.
Here’s what LitWorld has to say:
What would you miss most if you could not read or write? Imagine your world without words. Let’s join together and read aloud for a collective 774 million minutes in support of the 774 million people worldwide who cannot read or write. With this global rally we show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people and we lend all our voices to the Global Literacy Movement. Let the children of the world know we believe in the power of words and stories to change their lives.
“I know the day is coming when global literacy isn’t fiction. I don’t know how long it will take, but I know that day will come.”
– 10 year-old World Read Aloud Day Participant
Visit litworld.org to participate in World Read Aloud Day and to “Read it Forward” and donate to LitWorld’s mission to change the world with the power of words.
For more information on Read Aloud Day see:
I’ll be reading aloud via Skype to schools around the country. Please e-mail me if you’d like to schedule a Skype read aloud with your school or library.
Check my website for my most up-to-date read aloud schedule. www.jeanreidy.com.
Where will you be reading?