World Read Aloud Day
March 9, 2011
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.
We are rallying our worldwide participants to link back to our social media sites and our website during the actual day so we can connect everyone to a common hub, and here are ideas on how to participate virtually: http://www.litworld.org/worldreadalouddayblog/2011/2/1/join-the-global-literacy-rally-via-social-media.html
And for my contribution to World Read Aloud day, I've read aloud an excerpt of my novel, LOSING FAITH below. I also plan to read some of my own books aloud today. Because isn't it an amazing thing that we CAN do that?
Enjoy! And happy reading to you all!!