April News: Make a Joyful Noise!

Read Aloud. Change the World.

World Read Aloud Day 2015 was a smashing success, a celebration of the power and joy of reading aloud for the ages! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of our WRADvocates (that means YOU) who organized read aloud activities for family, friends, students, colleagues and community members. Because of your advocacy, World Read Aloud Day made news around the world and we reached 100 countries! Check out Facebook photo albums of international festivities and LitWorld's event in Harlem, New York. To carry forward the read aloud momentum, LitWorld Founder Pam Allyn shared her top five tips for daily reading success. Her article, "For the Love of Reading" is featured in the latest edition of the International Literacy Association's online magazine.

Spring is Here and LitWorld is Sprouting!

New LitWorld programs and partnerships are springing up across the country and around the world. In Uganda and Pakistan our programs have already doubled with five new LitClubs and the launch of our Moms LitClub program. We are also excited to welcome new local partner organizations in Nicaragua and Afghanistan into our ever growing global literacy movement. In the United States our work has expanded to Mississippi and is budding now in New Jersey. Last week in Newark we celebrated the super powers that come from reading and writing at the Read and Believe Children's Book Party! The event was a partnership between The Believe in Newark Foundation, Scholastic, My Very Own Library, the United Way and LitWorld!

Three Ways to Spread the Joy.

Your support has a huge impact on the LitWorld story. Here are three ways that you can give back to our LitKids this Spring season.

1. Join us at the LitWorld Spring Fundraiser in New York City on May 11th. Tickets are on sale now! RSVP today and come be a part of our one-of-a-kind LitWorld community.

2. If you can't be with us at our Spring Fundraiser, will you Live Below the Line for LitWorld? Live Below the Line dares you to live on $1.50/day for 5 days (April 27th to May 1st) to call attention to global poverty. Take the challenge and collect pledges in support of LitWorld and the power of literacy to break the cycle of poverty. Set up a fundraising page today and spread the word to friends and family.

3. Support our LitWorld Shooting Star, Lauren Levine, who is running a half marathon for LitWorld! Cheer her on virtually by visiting her CrowdRise page to help her reach her $5,000 goal.