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World Read Aloud Day March 7, 2012

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March 7, 2012 is World Read Aloud Day! Here is a great video from litworld.org .

And here is a video that I created of me reading one of my favorite picture books, Goodnight Moon.  I hope that you find a way to celebrate today and promote world literacy! Please visit Lit World for some great resources to help you, your school, or your community to promote literacy for everyone!

World Read Aloud Day 2012 – Goodnight Moon from Loni Edwards on Vimeo.

Thanks for watching my video! :)

World Read Aloud Day March 7, 2012 – Join Me!

 

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On March 7, 2012, LitWorld is hosting World Read Aloud Day. LitWorld is a non-profit international advocate for literacy.  This is from their website:  We work to cultivate literacy leaders worldwide through transformational literacy experiences that build connection, understanding, resilience and strength. LitWorld joins together with teachers, parents, community members, and children to support the development of sustainable literacy practices across the world.

Literacy is the foundation for emotional and physical well-being, intellectual growth, and economic security. The right to read and write is a fundamental human right and belongs to all people.

The concept of World Read Aloud Day is simple. Where ever you are in the world,  read aloud to someone. You can gather a group together, read aloud via Skype, or simply read aloud to your children. It is up to you how you want to celebrate. I plan on creating a video of me reading aloud one of my favorite Perfect Picture Books. Will you join me?  LitWorld has some great ideas for sharing the message of world literacy on their website. They have badges, activities and even an ebook to download!  Please visit and then join with me to help promote reading for everyone!

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Special thanks to my fellow PPBF friend Vivian for posting on her blog about LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day.

Girls Making Comics

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Comics writer Scott McCloud posted to twitter a link for Girls Making Comics. They have set up a kickstarter donation page for the printing of their comic they are creating. Here is what Ursula Murray Husted, who is running the program, said about it:

Recently I ran a comics workshop for teenage girls hosted by the Altered Esthetics Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis. It was amazing. This group of 10 girls, aged 13-16, was so excited about making comics that they gave up their spring breaks to attend the three-day workshop. That’s dedication. Each girl designed their own characters and used their own style to adapt a piece of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The work they did was amazing and I’m so proud of them. I organized the workshop to support the new generation of women cartoonists and here’s your chance to do the same. This kickstarter is to raise money to collect their comics in a full color bound volume. We would really appreciate your help to make their vision a reality.

So there you have it. I supported them, will you too? Here is their kickstarter page to donate and learn more….