Millions of Minutes, Thousands of Stories

Over 200,000 people in at least 58 countries around the globe brought their voices together on World Read Aloud Day as representatives of the Global Literacy Movement and the power of Words to Change Worlds.

Participants shared stories between continents through video chats and blogs, held 24-Hour Read-Aloud Marathons, read together in schools, hospitals, libraries, and homes.

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We have tallied 10 million minutes so far towards our goal of 774 million minutes. This is a Call to Action to keep reading in honor of the 774 million people worldwide who cannot read. We must continue growing the Movement every day until we achieve Global Literacy.