LitWorld's celebration in New York City made headlines. We held our morning event at the Scholastic Store and were joined by author R.L. Stine who read to us from his new book. Then we headed to the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library for an evening of reading fun. NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and author Jacquline Woodson were our special guests. Before treating our LitClub families and friends to a read aloud, Commissioner Bratton and LitWorld's Founder, Pam Allyn, held a press conference. They talked about the importance of reading aloud from an early age to close the word gap; the importance of men as reading role models; and Commissioner Bratton told the story of the read aloud that changed his life.