Every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.

Save the Date: February 24th, 2016

World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their futures: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their stories.

World Read Aloud Day allows members of our year-round programs to invite more people into their literacy community and brings LitWorld’s messages to the rest of the world. World Read Aloud Day is now celebrated by over one million people in more than 100 countries and reaches over 31 million people online. The growth of our movement can be attributed in large part to our network of partner organizations and “WRADvocates” – a group of reading advocates and supporters taking action in their communities and on social media and special thanks to Scholastic, our official 2015 World Read Aloud Day sponsor.

Click the buttons below to browse our World Read Aloud Day 2015 materials and come back in the fall to download our 2016 resources!


Read Aloud. Change the World.


How will you celebrate WRAD 2016?

WRAD is celebrated in 100 countries! Explore the map and help us spread the movement.

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