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Meet LitWorld

Literacy Champion Spotlight



Literacy is a human right, yet worldwide 793 million people cannot read or write. Harnessing the power of storytelling is the linchpin to literacy; however it remains underused and undervalued as a tool for empowerment, resilience, and unlocking the human potential. Founded in 2007, LitWorld creates literacy sanctuaries of hope and joy to build personal strength through the transformative power of story. LitWorld delivers educational programming through the innovative LitClub model. Our annual advocacy campaigns, World Read Aloud Day and Stand Up for Girls highlight to the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people.

LitClubs are safe places where a child's story is valued, where every answer is a good answer because it was shared, where every person is important and deserves a friend. LitClubs foster confidence, promote community, and give children the tools they need to navigate the world around them, to be readers, writers, speakers, and listeners, to be advocates engaged in a global conversation about our world. Currently over 100 LitClubs run around the world, across five continents.

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. On the third annual World Read Aloud Day, March 7, 2012, our advocacy campaign reached over 65 countries and hundreds of thousands of participants.

Stand Up for Girls advocates for every girl’s right to a quality education. This worldwide rally began in 2011 in recognition that two thirds of the world’s illiterate population are women and girls. As a result of the outpouring of support from organizations such as LitWorld, the United Nations officially sanctioned October 11 as the International Day of the Girl. Please visit

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Video messages to inspire
young readers:

Whoopi Goldberg         Amar'e Stoudemire
Sarah Jessica Parker     Henry Winkler
Keke Palmer                   Justin Tuck

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