Celebrate World Read Aloud Day!

World Read Aloud Day: March 7, 2012

Take Action for Global Literacy, Celebrate the Power of Words, Change the World

Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate.

Imagine a world where everyone can read...

World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write 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, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.

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.
It’s time to join the Global Literacy Movement.

Accomplished so far:
• Reached 35 countries and 40,000 participants on March 3, 2010
• Reached 60 countries and all 50 states and 200,000 participants on March 9, 2011
• Preparing for
March 7, 2012: Let's make it a million participants or more!

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Enjoy this year's World Read Aloud Day!

I'm an ambassador for World Read Aloud Day this year.
Events I'm putting on here in Billings, Montana:
Saturday March 3rd : Billings Parmly Library
Children's Section 11:00-12:00 Read Alouds and Book Giveaway
Teens - Third Floor of Billings Library 1:00-1:45 Author Skype Visit and Book Giveaway

Here's a picture of my daughter at the library on March 3rd. She read The Paper Bag Princess aloud to a group of parents and children. She did a great job! One of my son's read a poem by Jack Prelutsky.

Wednesday March 7 : Hastings Bookstore 1603 Grand Ave.
Information Table and Enter Free Drawings for Six Author Signed Children's Books 11:00-2:00

Read Alouds and Book Drawings for Author Signed Books 7:30pm-8:15pm

The books are:
A Dog-Gone Tale  by Randy Ruppert
Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Too Princessy by Jean Reidy
Too Purpley by Jean Reidy
Too Pickley by Jean Reidy
Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Here are pictures of my daughter and sons reading at Hastings book store.

My youngest son used the extra stickers I made for World Read Aloud Day to make a smiley face on his shirt. We had fun today. I hope you did too!

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Take action big or small. Last year I just made sure I read a few books to my kids and told them about the day.



Jackie H. said...

Your daughter is a doll! Gotta love Pete the Cat in the big screen! Glad Saturday went well. Have fun tomorrow. I just called the bookstore and they said there are already 20 kids registered for the story time in St. Louis (+ my two kids)!

Rivka said...

Thanks for the post! We are doing several live author read-alouds throughout the day - so excited!