Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate. Two-thirds of them are women. LitWorld is changing that.
Every year on the first Wednesday of March, World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.
WRAD motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people.
By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their stories.
WRAD 2014 was celebrated by millions of people in all 50 states and over 75 countries. Our advocacy on and leading up to WRAD received coverage from over 300 online news publications with a combined readership of over 50 million. The growth of our movement can be attributed in large part to our social media campaign and WRADvocate Ambassadors. Together our tweets and posts were seen by over 18 million people. If you celebrated WRAD in your community please share details with us using the form below.
Read Aloud. Change the World.
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WRAD 2014 was celebrated in more than 75 countries! Explore the WRAD map to see who celebrated.