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Read Aloud. Change the World.

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Children who grow up as readers become engaged citizens of the global world, and every child deserves that right to read.

Stand Up for Girls

Pam Allyn | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Together we will carry forward the stories of girls who could be and should be able to live out all of their dreams, for there are at least 523 million girls in the world who cannot read.

A Back to School Call to Action: Let's Have Malala Day Every Day

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Let's not have Malala Day just once a year. Really, every day is and should be Malala Day, when all children get to feel the power of the pen, the book, the tablet, and best of all, his or her own valuable story, written and shared for all the world to benefit.

Let's Put the 'Summer' Feeling Back into 'Summer Learning' for Kids

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

All of our children have the right to a quality education and to learn every month of the year. Let us, this year in 2013, commit to every child across the country that we will bring their passions and interests to life.

The Rain Is Gone, Here Comes the Sun

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Today at Bellevue Hospital there will be a joyful celebration when the ReadMobile will deliver the books to the children and restore the much loved library to its original abundance. When the families will read their much loved books together and the children will smile, even in spite of whatever pain they are suffering.

Humankind's Greatest Innovation is the Power of Story

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.04.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

There is just one innovation that has withstood the test of time, fought off wars and conflict, stood tall in the face of adversity and adapted itself to the different means by which it is conveyed. This is the power of story itself.

I Stand Up For Education

Maryjane Abrilla | Posted 11.20.2012 | Teen
Maryjane Abrilla

In the province of the North Cotabato, Philippines where I grew up, there is no transportation, no electricity and it is far away from any school. Life there is not easy.

I Stand Up For Bookworms

Daija Spaulding | Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen
Daija Spaulding

I was always the smart girl in class, the one that everyone ignored until they needed help with homework or something like that. But reading books gave me an escape from my aloneness.

Art + Words = Change + Power in Harlem

Pam Allyn | Posted 06.16.2012 | New York
Pam Allyn

For so many of our families and our children, the challenges of living in this wonderful city are not subway delays or long lines at Starbucks, but putting food on the table.

Readers Are Never Alone: A World Read Aloud Day Interview With Todd Parr

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Pam Allyn

On World Read Aloud Day, I honor the many authors who write for children, for their tender care of the precious lives and understandings of children. Of their fears, hopes and dreams. Of using language to say, beloved child, you are never alone.

Colors: A Message of Hope for 'World Read Aloud Day' From Our Friends in Jerusalem

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.01.2012 | Good News
Pam Allyn

Literacy has all kinds of benefits that we might not associate immediately with reading and writing. The stories we read and write and share have the power to transcend physical borders as well as boundaries of race and religion.

What Is Literacy?

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.21.2012 | Good News
Pam Allyn

As we get closer to the celebration of World Read Aloud Day on March 7, I want to take a moment to share why I think this is such an important day.

What Would the World Be Like If Everyone Could Read?

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.08.2012 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Over 793 million people around the world cannot read or write. We know that these numbers are shocking, but what do they really mean?

Healing, Storytelling and Girls' Empowerment: Stand Up for Girls and Let them Speak!

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

Support the Stand Up for Girls Rally to help each mother and daughter, however disadvantaged, speak of her own searing history -- her elders, her children, her men, her world. The rest of woman -- and mankind requires this.

A New Girls' And Women's Literacy Empowerment Movement

Pam Allyn | Posted 10.01.2011 | Impact
Pam Allyn

My LitWorld team has just returned from a trip to work with the girls and women leading our Girls LitClub initiative in Kenya. Join me on this journey.

We Are Alive: A Call for a New Women's Global Movement

Pam Allyn | Posted 08.27.2011 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Literacy is the human rights issue of our time. Let us advocate for each other to seek the power of words to change worlds.

How Do We Get Boys Interested In Reading?

Charles London | Posted 07.14.2011 | Education
Charles London

The fact is that boys are reading. Just like girls, boys are hungry for stories that speak to them, that excite their imaginations and reflect their experiences.

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day!

Danny Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Danny Miller

What would our lives be like without books? I can't even imagine. I met my wife Kendall years ago because I had just read her wonderful book.

The Worldwide Reading Decree

Charles London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Charles London

774 million people around the globe cannot read or write. Two-thirds of them are women. They are not merely statistics; they are not all far away. They are our neighbors and our fellow citizens.

The eReader Is Not The Enemy

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pam Allyn

Paperback and hardcover books, magazines, newspapers and eReaders are tools, not the means to the end, for building an authentic reading life.

Meet Pam Allyn, Founder Of LitWorld

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Literacy is not just learning the alphabet, or putting together single letters to form words, or putting together words to form sentences. Literacy is...

Words Can Change Worlds

Charles London | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Charles London

LitWorld, is running a book drive with the International Book Bank to fill a shipping container with books for children in West Africa, most of whom have never owned a book in their lives.