Why World Read Aloud Day?
We believe that everyone should have the chance to share stories.
LitWorld founded World Read Aloud Day in 2010 as an opportunity for people all around the globe to celebrate the joy of reading aloud, and advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right that belongs to everyone. Over the last ten years, World Read Aloud Day has evolved into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from communities all across the world coming together to honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories, and continue expanding the definition and scope of global literacy.
In 2019, World Read Aloud Day was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter, and was celebrated by millions of people in over 170 countries. From celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Chelsea Clinton to students of all ages from around the globe, we all came together to celebrate the unique joy of reading. Now, join us again this year and help make World Read Aloud Day 2020 the best one yet!