Did you know that today is World Read Aloud Day? The day is hosted by literary organization, Litworld. The organization’s goal in organizing this day is to encourage people of all ages to celebrate the power of literacy by reading aloud. Litworld is hoping to reach 774 million minutes read today for the 774 million people worldwide who can’t read or write. If you plan on reading something today, why not read it aloud and celebrate the day too?
I love reading poetry aloud so I plan on re-reading Mary Oliver’s Red Bird, one of my favorite books of poetry. Here’s a few books I plan on re-reading to my kids today that are great for reading aloud:
Bruh Rabbit and the Tar Baby Girl by Virginia Hamilton. The adventure of Bruh Rabbit who steals from Bruh Wolf is a greatfolklore that leave kids wanting more.
The Library by Sarah Stewart. The life of librarian Elizabeth Brown who loved books so much, her homebecomes a library.
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters by Barack Obama. I read this a few days ago and had to have a copy of it for my family. In his letter to his daughters, President Obama conjure up famous Americans of the past to show how great we all can be.