February News for You: World Read Aloud Day Announcements

Count down with us to World Read Aloud Day on March 4th! We have some exciting announcements and super fun ways to inspire your special read aloud plans. Follow LitWorld on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

Rock a World Read Aloud Day Celebration

Five World Read Aloud Day actions that you can take right now:

1. Register your participation and check out LitWorld's FAQ for answers to your World Read Aloud Day questions.

2. Post on social media to spread the word.

3. Take the World Read Aloud Day reading minutes challenge.

4. Join our amazing WRADvocates in the Speak Your Story weekly blog-a-thon. 

5. Visit Skype in the classroom to schedule a long-distance read aloud connection.

Look WRAD While You Read Aloud

We are so excited to unveil our LitWorld store! New and vintage World Read Aloud Day logos are now available as t-shirts, hoodies and totes. In addition to our archive of WRAD illustrations, we are offering a selection of LitWorld Be the Story swag. 

The best part? All proceeds from your purchases will be donated to LitWorld. Show your LitWorld spirit and support our LitClub and LitCamp kids at the same time. We want to know where in the world you will sport your LitWorld gear. Share a photo of your travels with your totes and tees on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

LitWorld Change-Maker Receives Newbery Medal

Last week our LitWorld inspiration, Advisory Council member, brilliant writer, child advocate and friend Kwame Alexander received the Newbery Medal for his book The Crossover! Kwame has been part of the LitWorld family from the very beginning. In 2010 he read a draft of his book Acoustic Rooster on our first ever World Read Aloud Day. That same year we commissioned a poem from him to share at our Gala. The rest is... well, history!

We are overjoyed that Kwame will be with us again on May 11th to host and be celebrated at LitWorld's Spring Fundraiser. You will soon receive a save the date for this joyful event.