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World Read Aloud Day

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.

Episode #132 - World Read Aloud Day

Katie Davis | Posted 05.12.2013 | Books
Katie Davis

Subscribe to the podcast! In this week's show you'll hear a review by Julie Falatko:  You Are Stardust by Elin Kelsey and Soyeon Kim updat...

World Read Aloud Day: Building a Worldwide Literacy Community

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

When you read aloud today, you are standing up for every person's fundamental right to read. And while today many thousands of people join us in this advocacy, the change we create will happen because we are linking our voices together with many small moments.

Reading: The Key to Development and Community Worldwide

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

Girls and women and their teachers and protectors are still under attack in Afghanistan and elsewhere, simply because of their passion for reading, learning and a ticket out of crippling poverty and disenfranchisement.

Share the Gift of Story on World Read Aloud Day

Pam Allyn | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Reading aloud delivers a deep comfort for a child. In stories, they find a safe place to return to, and tools to navigate life. Books provide a risk-free environment to grapple with the world's big questions.

World Read Aloud Day - A Worldwide Celebration (Slideshow)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.08.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

"It's terrific to watch kids respond to print on paper. If we get one in ten of these kids to become avid readers then this event is worth it."

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.

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.

Words Changing Worlds

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Worldwide at least 774 million people remain illiterate, unable to enjoy the right and pleasure of reading. Two-thirds of them are women.

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.