Sarah Albee: World Read Aloud Day 2012
We interrupt this history blog to talk about . . .World Read Aloud Day, Wednesday, March 7th, 2012.
My friend and amazing author, Kate Messner, has organized a bunch of children’s book authors who are willing to participate in free, 15-minute Skype visits for Litworld’s World Read Aloud Day.
Here’s what LitWorld says about it:
“World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.” ~from the LitWorld website
I did it last year and had so much fun talking to classrooms around the country. This year I’m pretty booked (I think I’m scheduled for eleven Skype visits that day), but if you are a teacher interested in finding authors for your class to speak with, please go to Kate’s website and see how to go about it. And if you find the authors on that list are booked already, don’t be shy about contacting another author directly through his/her website and asking. A lot of authors may not be aware that it’s WRAD and most of us are happy to Skype—so spread the word!