It’s World Book Day, so Pick a book!

This day is a great chance to encourage children to read for enjoyment, to let them make their own decisions about what books to read, and to establish reading as a lifelong habit.

World Book Day is celebrated every year on 2nd March.
World Book Day is celebrated every year on 2nd March.

The pleasure of reading aloud and sharing books is what makes World Book Day so powerful.

Reading for enjoyment is the single most important factor in determining a child’s potential for future achievement. This factor is more important than a child’s familial circumstances, their parents’ educational background, or their money. So reading doesn’t have any boundaries. Reading and sharing tales with youngsters for 10 minutes a day can improve their future achievements and be fun for everyone.

UNESCO designated April 23rd as World Book Day in 1995 so that people all over the world might come together to celebrate reading and books. Almost one hundred different nations all over the world celebrate it.

1997 marked the first year that the United Kingdom and Ireland celebrated World Book Day, with the goal of inspiring younger generations to discover the joys of reading.

Every person should be given a chance to read. Giving out free books to every child would be the best thing in promoting literacy among us and in them too. The goal is to encourage reading for fun by giving every child and young person the chance to acquire a book of their very own, and the mission statement states that this will be accomplished through distributing free books.

As Baroness Gail Rebuck, the founder of World Book Day, recalls, “We wanted to do something to reposition reading, and our message is the same today as it was then – that reading is fun, relevant, accessible, exciting, and has the power to transform lives.” Today, World Book Day continues to spread the message that reading is exciting, relevant, and fun, and has the ability to change people’s lives.

Written by Shaheer Ahmed


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