Today is International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day, traditionally observed annually on September 8, focuses attention on worldwide literacy needs. More than 780 million of the world’s adults (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) do not know how to read or write, and between 94 and 115 million children lack access to education. To learn more about it, please visitTHE INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION
For an update on the 2008 International Literacy Day launch of Reading Across Continents, see this ARTICLE from the April/May 2009 issue of Reading Today.