We believe that everyone should have the chance to share stories.
LitWorld founded World Read Aloud Day in 2010 in celebration of the power of reading aloud to create community, to amplify new stories, and to advocate for literacy as a foundational human right. Over the last eleven years, World Read Aloud Day has evolved into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from communities all across the world coming together to honor the joy and power of reading and sharing stories, and continue expanding the definition and scope of global literacy.
In February 2020, World Read Aloud Day was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter, and was celebrated by millions of people in over 170 countries. From celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Chelsea Clinton, to students of all ages from around the globe, we came together to celebrate the unique impact of sharing stories.
Now, we are turning the challenges of 2020 into opportunities to reimagine World Read Aloud Day for 2021. Community and connectedness are more important than ever, so we look forward to joining together again as we prepare for the twelfth annual World Read Aloud Day: February 3, 2021!