Monday, April 23 is World Book Day. 750 million people in the world cannot read or write. Approximately 25% of North Americans have not read a book in the last year.
The good news is that world literacy is climbing at about 5% every decade.
“The Word on the Street is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading, writing, and champions literacy primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival. Each September, in communities coast-to-coast, we invite everyone to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations, and workshops, and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines.” (The Word on the Street)
“Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy is a network of organizations and individuals who support adult literacy in Toronto and York Region” (mtml.ca).
How are you celebrating World Book Day?