Across the globe nearly 171 million children could be lifted out of poverty if they left school with basic reading and writing skills. Better World Books is a company devoted to solving this issue, with every sale supporting literacy initiatives like these around the world. But we’re just one of a vast community doing excellent work for literacy.
Allow us to introduce LitWorld.org, proponents of World Read Aloud Day! 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. LitWorld 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.
So 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. Let the children of the world know we believe in the power of words and stories to change their lives.
Visit LitWorld.org to participate in World Read Aloud Day.