Join us for International Literacy Day

On September 8 we are joining the International Book Bank in celebrating International Literacy Day with the hashtag #whyiread, and we need your help to remind your friends and the world that:

  • Currently 775.4 million adults cannot read or write; two thirds are women.
  • Illiteracy affects an individual’s access to education, ability to exercise her civil rights, and even impacts her health and development.
  • The consequences of illiteracy are devastating for the individual, the community and the world.

In 1965, UNESCO declared September 8 International Literacy Day (ILD) in an effort to focus attention on global literacy issues.  You can be a part of the effort by doing the following on September 8:

(1) Write! Using our printable form, tell us why you read.

(2) Take a selfie! Snap a photo of yourself with your sign.

(3) Share! We want to see the many (and varied) reasons people read around the world. Post your photo on Twitter using #whyiread and be sure to tag IBB and @stenhousepub. We’ll be retweeting and sharing #whyiread posts from Stenhouse authors all day long. We’ll also raffle off five free books at the end of the day, so be sure to mention @stenhousepub in your Tweet!

zsofi

Stenhouse Blog editor Zsofi McMullin

 

Add comment September 3rd, 2014


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