A friend of mine drew my attention to this super wonderful international event: World Read Aloud Day, sponsored by LitWorld, a global literacy organization based in New York City. On March 9th, thousands of readers around the world will join forces to show support for the 774 million people who cannot read or write.
Imagine yourself as someone without words in your life. Imagine never experiencing the power of language, the way a story can change your world and the way you see it. Imagine not being able to harness that power and express yourself. (Imagine not being able to read this very awesome blog!)
Everyone has a right to literacy. If you agree, visit LitWorld’s website and commit to helping them achieve their goal of global reading on March 9th — 774 minutes, one for every person in the world who can’t read or write. Donate, if you can, and help support their very admirable mission of bringing literacy to those who need it most.
A day of reading out loud, for a good cause? You betcha.