For 12 years, World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read aloud! The global effort is now celebrated in over 173 countries and counting. World Read Aloud Day, created by the nonprofit organization LitWorld, is all about bringing people together through stories.
Teachers across the district today read books aloud in their virtual classrooms to recognize the importance of reading and storytelling. In honor of Black History Month, Shongum Elementary teacher Jessica Ervey chose Mira's Curly Hair by Maryam Al Serkal to help teach her students about the importance of diversity and culture. First Grade teacher Caroline Speicher also used the opportunity to celebrate Black History Month and promote social emotional learning. She chose several books including Of Thee I Sing, I Promise, and Is There Really a Human Race to honor World Read Aloud Day.
We hope that families will help continue the celebration by reading aloud a book in your home this evening. Thank you LitWorld for helping expand literacy globally.