Happy World Read Aloud Day! This is a global literacy movement, celebrating the right to read. It’s for children, teens, and adults. I’ll be celebrating today by Skype visiting in some classrooms, reading a story from a favorite author of mine (Ray Bradbury) and talking books! But ANYONE can celebrate; it’s easy!

Grab a book, find an audience, and read out loud! You can read to a younger kid, a friend, a family member –even someone far away on Skype, like I’m doing today.

At least 793 million people worldwide remain illiterate. If you are interested in learning more about why, or taking more steps to combat this problem, check out some of these websites:

Global Literacy Foundation
International Reading Foundation

If you or your class did something to celebrate World Read Aloud Day, I’d really love to hear about it! Just drop a note in the comments section!