Indigenous Literacy Foundation: Providing books to indigenous children

by Emily Wiech, Indigenous Literacy Foundation Can you imagine not being able to read a newspaper, a road sign or directions on a bottle of medication? Sadly, this is a reality faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in remote Australian communities today. The Indigenous Literacy Foundation aims to raise literacy levels and improve …

Spotlight On: The Book Bus

by David M. Gordon, Director of The Book Bus Foundation The Book Bus aims to improve child literacy rates in Africa, Asia and South America by providing children with books and the inspiration to read them. One in six adults around the world have come through childhood unable to read and write, a situation mainly …

Connect With Others Celebrating International Book Giving Day

You are not only invited to give a book to a child on February 14th. You are also invited to connect with others around the world who are celebrating International Book Giving Day. 1. Add your name to our list of people celebrating International Book Giving Day!  2. Email a photo to amy dot broadmoore at …

More Children Should Have the Opportunity to Read These Books

As International Book Giving Day (February 14th) approaches, we have been thinking about the books we wish every child had the opportunity to read. This is what we have come up with. What about you? Which book was your favorite when you were a child? Which book do you recommend to reluctant readers? Which book …

Spotlight On: Pratham Books: Spreading the joy of reading to millions of children!

by Maya Hemant, Pratham Books Millions of children in India cannot read for two reasons: 1. their books are not in a language they understand, or 2. they are simply not affordable. This is the distance Pratham Books is committed to bridging. One of India’s largest children's book publishers, Pratham Books is a not-for-profit organization …