World Read Aloud Day

Guess what Wednesday is? Okay, you won't guess, so don't think too hard (just look left). It's World Read Aloud Day. Exciting, right? It is! There are 793 million people in the world who are illiterate. You aren't one of them. Think about how much you read each day, every hour, every minute. A lot.

World Read Aloud Day is a movement that celebrates the power of words and supports every child's right to learn to read and write and have access to books, technology and education.

So how can you get involved? Just sign up here to join the movement -- you can do anything from reading out loud to a younger sibling to attending a reading at a local bookstore. The goal this year is to get 1 million participants. Be one.