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Just as we are gathering our thoughts from the wildly successful Multicultural Children’s Book Day Twitter that occurred on 1/25/19, another amazing kidlit Twitter Party opportunity has presented itself!
World Read Aloud Day 2019
World Read Aloud Day 2019 (#WorldReadAloudDay) is just around the corner! Every year, on World Read Aloud Day, people all around the globe read aloud together and share stories to advocate for literacy as a human right that belongs to all people.
The universal goal is the strengthening kids and communities through the power of their own stories. Together, authoring a bold new world of equity and opportunity. Proudly sponsored by Scholastic, this day is celebrated all over the globe with online and offline activities.
One such online activity is happening before the actual celebration day. The LitWorld Organization is hosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday 1/29/19 to discuss World Read Aloud Day and the importance of diverse texts. It is from 7-8pm ET and participants are invited to use #GetLoudReadAloud to follow along with the fun, discussion and the thoughts of special author guest like Kate Messner and Kwame Alexander.
Something to Do
A fun WRAD Events With Capstone
Mega-publisher and Multicultural Children’s Book Day Sponsor Capstone Publishing invites readers and parents from all over the map to join them for a Drop Everything and Read Hour on World Read Aloud Day!
- At 10:00 am CT, on Friday, February 1, Capstone employees will stop whatever they are doing for one hour and read something of their choice.
- Prior to that hour and during that hour, we will share what we are reading via our Capstone social sites.
How can you participate?
- Post pictures of you or your students reading something. It can be a print book, or a PebbleGo article, or a research paper, or whatever!
- Tag us on social media using #ReadingIsForEveryone and #CapstoneForAllKids
Children’s Book Council
Here’s a link to a wonderful PDF with all sorts of activities and ideas on how to celebrate World Read Aloud Day.
The most important part about today is to read aloud to someone whether near or far. You can be sitting near them, read as a family, a classroom, across the seas via Skype or some other virtual technology. Just Read and have a ball!