LitWorld, an American non-profit organization founded in 2007, is celebrating World Read Aloud Day today. It is an attempt to show people around the world the importance of literacy and words to guarantee better life conditions to everyone, but especially to children.
To celebrate this day, there will be a 24-hour Read Aloud Marathon in Times Square, among other activities throughout the United States, and The New York Times has posted several texts taken from their pages that would be good if read out loud.
What about you? How will you celebrate World Read Aloud day? How about giving it a try? Get any text you have lying around, in whatever language, and read it out loud to someone, or even to yourself. And while you’re at it, think of what you would miss most if you could not read or write.
Literacy is a right, and as every right, it should be universal.