From Monday, January 31--Wednesday, February 2, World Read Aloud Day Book Fest will Feature Kid-Friendly Activities, Live Author Events, Parent Chats, Literacy Tips, Giveaways and More!
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help foster meaningful connections in spite of ongoing pandemic disruptions, LitWorld, the global non-profit advocating for the power of sharing stories, and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, have announced World Read Aloud Day Book Fest, a series of fun, free virtual events to bring communities together in celebration of World Read Aloud Day. The events will kick off on Monday, January 31, and will continue through World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, February 2, as readers around the world will have the opportunity to hear from literacy experts and authors, including the 2022 World Read Aloud Day Author Ambassador Tami Charles, author of the New York Times bestselling picture book All Because You Matter and its forthcoming companion, We Are (on sale October 4, 2022).
To learn more about World Read Aloud Day Book Fest and to access a free Virtual Kit with book recommendations, free activities, discussion guides and reading resources to celebrate the day, visit: www.scholastic.com/worldreadaloudday
To access additional resources from LitWorld including activity guides, book lists, and printable bookmarks, visit: www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday
Now in its 13th year, and celebrated in 173 countries, World Read Aloud Day (founded by LitWorld in 2010) continues to call attention to the power and importance of sharing stories. Findings from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report: 7th Edition™ show that more than 80% of both kids and parents love or like read-aloud time because they consider it a special time together.
Programming for World Read Aloud Day Book Fest offers a variety of experiences for kids, families and educators, including:
Monday, January 31
Tuesday, February 1
Wednesday, February 2
Billy DiMichele, Senior Vice President of Creative Development, Scholastic: "We are thrilled to be partnering with LitWorld again this year to sponsor World Read Aloud Day—a powerful reminder of the joy reading aloud brings to communities. The widespread impact of this day would not be possible without our longstanding collaboration with LitWorld, and the support of our authors, including our 2022 World Read Aloud Day Author Ambassador Tami Charles, who will be participating in this year's World Read Aloud Day Book Fest—a free and fun event we are launching in celebration of reading aloud."
Lisa Meadowcroft, Executive Director of LitWorld: "It is truly an honor to see just how huge the response to World Read Aloud Day has become since being founded by LitWorld in 2010. We are so thankful to Scholastic, our partners, our WRADvocates, and readers everywhere for being a part of this global celebration and for supporting our work year-round as we bring the joy of stories to communities everywhere."
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