World Read Aloud Day in the New York Daily News

LitWorld's Founder and Executive Director Pam Allyn shared the history and the future of World Read Aloud Day with the New York Daily News. We dream of a worldwide literacy community and look forward to raising our voices with friends around the world tomorrow when World Read Aloud Day 2013 arrives.

"A wide-eyed, 7-year-old El Barrio boy who had never in his life heard a book read aloud to him provided the inspiration for World Read Aloud Day, the global literacy campaign that kicks off on Wednesday in Harlem.

The child was in a foster-care program when Pam Allyn opened up a copy of Maurice Sendak’s 1963 classic “Where the Wild Things Are,” and began to read about the adventures of a young boy named Max.

As Allyn tells the story, the child finally said, "I wish everybody could do this every day!"

Read the full article here.