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Do You Read Out Loud?


“Read me a story!”

The cry of children—all over the world—yet, over 250 million kids can’t read or write

Last March, I woke up to a challenge and featured a post about LitWorld‘s World Read Aloud Day and how You can help:

“For these children, for all of us, the stories inside books are more than a gentle escape.
They are a life raft.”

Are you able to do any of the following?

I will celebrate independently (spreading the word, hosting an event, as a guest reader, with my friends or family, etc.)

I will celebrate with my school (as a teacher, student, administrator, author, librarian, etc.)

I represent an organization that is interested in partnering with LitWorld for World Read Aloud Day 2013

Watch The Video Below :-)

“Every year on the first Wednesday of March LitWorld’s advocacy campaign for the human right of literacy calls worldwide attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.”

It’s fun, it’s simple and it changes the world: Read aloud with us.
Spread the word about World Read Aloud Day to family and friends and on your social networking sites.
Read aloud with loved ones or new friends and tally your minutes. Find a sponsor to pledge a donation for the number of minutes you read.
Download LitWorld’s free activity and event kit and host an event in your community, classroom, home or workplace. Connect with friends near and far to grow the movement worldwide.
litworld.org  facebook  twitter  youtube


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“…resilience, hope, and joy through the power of story.”


We all like stories.

We all tell stories.

The quote in the title of this post is from the mission statement of LitWorld.

Back in March, for World Read Aloud Day, I shared some info about LitWorld—Reading Out Loud . . .

This time I’ll share this wonderful opportunity from LitWorld’s site:

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Support LitWorld by shopping at AmazonSmile. Here’s how:

1. Head to smile.amazon.com and log in with the same email address and password as your regular Amazon account, or open a new account if you are a first time shopper. Note: Your purchases must be made through smile.amazon.com to be eligible for a charitable donation.

2. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will be prompted to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Type LitWorld in the search box. The search result will return “LitWorld International Inc.” Click “select.”

AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

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I also want to let you know LitWorld has LitClubs:

“LitWorld believes that everyone has stories that can change the world. Literacy should be meaningful to each individual in the context of their own hopes and dreams.

“The child who values her own stories will use them to create new ideas and new ways of thinking. LitClubs are pioneering integrated approaches that value the story, the creative spirit and the holistic lives of children.”

And, one last (but not LitWorld’s last) worthy endeavor—Innovation Hubs:

“LitWorld Innovation Hubs center our resources in local communities where we engage in deep and strong partnerships, working together to improve outcomes in literacy, personal empowerment, and inter-generational leadership and civic engagement around reading and writing.

“The Hubs provide versatile learning spaces for children and young adults as well as their families, support LitWorld’s educational programming, and offer lending libraries, providing community members with comprehensive access to high quality texts that inspire them to read more regularly. Our hubs offer community members of all ages extensive leadership training, and real opportunities topractice and refine their these capabilities.”

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I’m hoping you’ll go visit LitWorld and hoping you’ll come back and share your thoughts and feelings in our Comments

But, before you go (or, after you come back) watch this video of the Founder of LitWorld, Pam Allyn:


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