We so loved being a part of World Read Aloud Day on February 2 that we thought, let’s keep this good work going! Outskirts Press is proud to sponsor LitWorld, the organization behind World Read Aloud Day and reading programs for children throughout the year.
Like Outskirts Press, LitWorld believes in the power of reading and writing; just as we know all our authors have a unique story to tell, LitWorld values each child’s personal story as part of the fabric of our world.
LitWorld’s programs include LitClub, a weekly after-school literacy and empowerment program that brings together mentors and small groups of young students to share stories and develop as leaders. Along with Scholastic, LitWorld hosts LitCamp each summer, reaching over a million preschool-through-eighth-grade students yearly with engaging lessons that teach them how to embrace and use their own voices to make a difference in their communities. We appreciate how nimble LitWorld has been during the pandemic, creating and offering virtual resources to supplement what children have lost by having limited access to libraries and schools.
Outskirts Press can’t wait to see what LitWorld does this year—and we’re excited to be part of the community making that happen!