September: International & National Literacy Month

Día, a collaboration of national literacy organizations, presses and readers, creatively celebrates all our children, the importance of bookjoy in their lives, and promotes culminating April Children’s Day, Book Day celebrations. We encourage savoring books and sharing them throughout the year. Readers know that literacy transforms our lives and our families’ lives.

Although readers experience the usefulness and pleasure of reading, concerned about violence in our world and cities, we can need reminders that literacy is power and that literacy challenges are local, national and international. The United Nations through UNESCO reminds us that “literacy is a fundamental human right.”

UNESCO’s International Literacy Day 2014
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Teachers, join IRA’s challenge, “Lift Off to Literacy.”

Aren’t we lucky to be readers? Let’s pass the pleasure on.


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