Can you imagine what it would be like if you can’t read? Just think of all the experiences you’d miss; think of all the useful things you wouldn’t be able to understand; think of the billions and billions of cool and fun facts you won’t be able to learn.
Around the world, there are almost 800 million people who are unable to read. And on World Read Aloud Day, we can share our words with them — words that will show them a completely different world, words that will tell them that reading and writing is a basic human right.
So tomorrow, March 6, we encourage everyone not just to do storytelling sessions, but to contact your local lawmakers and let them know that you, their constituents, value literacy and education.