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How Much Should Children Read? World Book Day Infographic

In News by Hannah Johnson

By Hannah Johnson

In honor of World Book Day — April 23, 2015 — the International Publishers Association has created an infographic on how reading positively affects children.

Started by UNESCO in 1995, World Book Day is “a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.”

Want to participate in World Book Day? Follow the #WorldBookDay hashtag on social media to find out how publishers, libraries and book-lovers are celebrating books and reading.

IPA World Book Day 2015 infographic

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.