Just a few literacy-related news stories have caught my eye this week:
- According to the Chronicle West End Edition in Montreal, an upcoming event called A Boys Day Out will be "an afternoon for boys to be boys while the adults learn more about how to get their boys excited about reading." The idea is to address endangered literacy among boys.
- SABC News (South Africa) has a belated article about World Book Day, "a yearly event organised by Unesco to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright."
- There's a column by Janette Rose of the Muskogee Area Literacy Council in the Muskogee Phoenix (Oklahoma) with recommendations for actions that the county should take to improve area literacy. I think the recommendations listed have wider applicability.
- Reading is Fundamental just announced the winners of their 10th annual volunteer of the year awards. ""RIF could not exist without the efforts of volunteers like this year's winners," said Carol H. Rasco, RIF's president and CEO. "These individuals not only share RIF's goal of fostering children's literacy throughout the country, but they work tirelessly to ensure that we achieve that goal. We are thankful to them and to all of our volunteers for their many hours devoted to helping our youth discover the joy of reading.""
And that's all for now. Happy reading to all!