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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:


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

1. Head to 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 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.


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.”


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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Reading Out Loud . . .

What are you doing on March 6th, 2013?

It’s a Wednesday

Are you an author, or a reader, or a publisher, or a teacher, or just an ordinary kind of person?

Ever read a book aloud—to other people?

Ever thought reading aloud to others can be a form of aiding literacy??

I have two other posts on this blog that deal with literacy:

E-Readers Can Be A Saving Grace . . .

It’s Simple. They’re Gone Reading :-)

Ever heard of LitWorld?

Their slogan is “Words Changing Worlds“.

O.K., back to March 6th

Oh!  First, a fact and a good thought from LitWorld:

“Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate.”

Imagine a world where everyone can read…”


An Announcement:

World Read Aloud Day: March 6, 2013

And, You Can Help!

From LitWorld’s Site:

“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
• Reached 65 countries and hundreds of thousands of participants on March 7, 2012″

Don’t think you can help?

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

Head on over to LitWorld’s Sign-Up Page (even if all you can do is tell one other person) and let them know you care

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