Tuesday, March 8, 2011

World Read Aloud Day, March 9, 2011

LitWorld Presents: World Read Aloud Day, March 9, 2011

People around the world are reading aloud today to support the 774 million people worldwide who cannot read or write, by reading for a collective 774 million minutes. What would you miss most if you could not read or write?

The global rally shows 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 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.
If you’re in the NYC area, please join in at any time midnight to midnight March 9 to read and listen! You can visit with Clifford, The Big Red Dog at 8am or 10am and look for LitWorld’s poem exclusively in the New York Daily News.
If you’re in the US, you can tune in to Good Morning America on ABC to see LitWorld live at 8:30am EST!

Read aloud today and connect with LitWorld online any time on their website, or on Facebook, and Twitter.