World Read Aloud day

Today – March 7th – is World Read Aloud Day …What is that you might ask?
World Read Aloud Day is about Global literacy and taking action – it’s about the power of words.

From the LitWorld website:

Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate.
Imagine a world where everyone can read…World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people (more at: http://litworld.org/worldreadaloudday/)
And if I was back in New York I would most definitely be spendng most of the day at Books of Wonder, New York City’s oldest and largest independent children’s bookstore, as well as the city’s leading specialist in children’s literature both new and old. They are hosting LitWorld’s signature World Read Aloud Day event with a day full of activites and absolutely thrilling children’s book folk. They even have a live braodcast of the event on their Books Of Wonder website – but for us on the other side of the equator much of that will be during our snoozing time!
lots of space and books face out!
I was a little tied up today (preparing for Hong Kong and Bologna) so I couldn’t make it to a school or library to celebrate the day but I did notfy a few and I still participated.
I snatched a bunch of minutes and sat out in the sun (when it was shining) and read some of the wonderful new Australian books that have been sent to me for review. Some of those will appear on my other blog shortly. It’s a pretty good way to sepnd some of the day!  
SCBWI is supporting the day. Hooray!
Find out more here and also at LitWorld’s World read Aloud Day page.

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