In a coordinated effort for the rest of the month, book charities Book Aid International and World Book Day are raising funds for the annual goal of a million donated books.
In its four-year bid to benefit 310 public primary schools in Africa, Book Aid International reports reaching almost 99,000 students’ classrooms this year.
A substantial 18-point lag in male students’ performance compared to female students’ in the new 5-year PIRLS report on reading literacy from UNESCO, IEA.
In a campaign called ‘Set the Page Free’–which highlights Xerox’s cloud-based software–the company has compiled contributed stories from 14 writers.
A report from the Italian Publishers Association names low readership as its ‘problem of problems’ and vows to address the country’s shrinking readership.
‘To advance the science behind measuring text complexity,’ Lexile Framework has been enhanced, according to its parent company, MetaMetrics.
The Ara program from the Kalimat Foundation in the United Arab Emirates is working to make reading accessible to sight-impaired children in the Gulf region.
From Frontier Myanmar: ‘A complete collection of all our child-authored books’ is part of the reading program one literacy-based charity delivers to kids.
As the young UK-based charity crowdfunds its Bangladesh books initiatives, PEN America has material dating to 1966 in its newly launched digital archive.
Calling for ‘a more open dialogue regionally and internationally,’ Bodour Al Qasimi accepts UNESCO’s designation of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019.