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Words Change Worlds March 6, 2012

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Image from Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie, written by Laurie A. Jacobs, illustrated by Anne Jewett

Imagine a world where everyone can read…

World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.

By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.

It’s time to join the Global Literacy Movement.

Thad Krasnesky at Bridgeport Schools Read Aloud October 25, 2010

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As you can see, Thad’s read aloud day was a roaring success despite his sore throat. Thad’s book, That Cat Can’t Stay, was selected to be read aloud to every first grade classroom in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The lucky first graders in one Bridgeport classroom got to hear it from Thad himself.

“Your book rhymes,” observed Lee Falcon, 6, inching close to the author.

“Thanks for noticing,” Krasnesky responded, in a voice still raspy from tonsillitis surgery a week earlier.

The event was covered by the Connecticut Post. You can read the entire article here.