World Read Aloud Day is March 7 — how will you celebrate?

February 22nd, 2012

Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate.
Imagine a world where everyone can read…

This year Stenhouse will join LitWorld along with other organizations, publishers, schools, and teachers, to celebrate World Read Aloud Day on March 7. We have an exciting lineup of Stenhouse authors reading from their children’s books right here on the Stenhouse blog: Jennifer Jacobson, Ralph Fletcher, Carolyn Coman, and Georgia Heard.

LitWorld founded World Read Aloud Day in March 2010 as an awareness day advocating for literacy as a right that belongs to all people. 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. By raising our voices together on this day, we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.

How will you celebrate World Read Aloud Day? Here are some ideas:

Read aloud with loved ones or new friends and talk together about the importance of global literacy, marking this as a special day of reading! Visit the LitWorld website for recommendations, worksheets, read-alouds, videos and other resources to help guide and inspire you.

Spread the word about World Read Aloud Day and the Global Literacy Movement to your friends and followers or host an event in your area to rally around this urgent cause. Help us reach more than one million participants, joining forces and reading together in honor of this day.

Share World Read Aloud Day with friends across the globe by using video chat and tuning into LitWorld’s special live webcasts. When you register for World Read Aloud Day at, let us know if you would like us to match you up with a special guest reader!

Check back here on March 7 to hear our authors read and to share your stories of how reading has changed your life.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Tracy  |  March 1st, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Our school is hosting a Literacy Night for families on March 7th.

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