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Here are the latest posts about Literacy on Writers Write:

  • The UAE Passes a Law Making Books and Reading a Priority for the Country (2016-11-07): The UAE has passed a visionary new law that promotes reading, books and literacy. Sheikh Mohammed wants to make the UAE a center of learning and cultural exchange.

  • Scholastic Announces Summer Reading Road Trip (2016-05-23): Scholastic is embarking on a Summer Reading Road Trip with RVs going on a 25+ city road trip.

  • U.S. Ranks Seventh in Literacy Says New Study (2016-03-14): A new study ranks 60 countries for literacy and the U.S. came in 7th. The most literate countries are Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark.

  • A Bee Interrupts President Obama's Storytelling Time at Easter Egg Roll (2015-04-06): President Obama read Where the Wild Things Are to children as part of the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House. But the bees tried to interrupt.

  • Study: Reading to Children Past Toddlerhood Increases Child's Love of Reading (2015-01-08): The new Scholastic report about children and reading finds that reading to kids long after toddlerhood increases a child's love of reading.

  • World Book Night to Shut Down For Lack of Funds (2014-07-02): World Book Night announced that it is shutting down operations due to insufficient funding. The valuable program gave away 500,000 books in the U.S. in 2014.

  • LeVar Burton Launches a Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Reading Rainbow (2014-06-01): LeVar Burton launches a Kickstarter campaign to revive the Emmy winning children's book program, Reading Rainbow.

  • James Patterson Wins Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award (2014-04-15): James Patterson has won the Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literacy Award. He will accept the award at the 2014 Printers Row Lit Fest

  • NEA's Cat-a-Van Reading Tour Begins February 24 (2014-02-22): NEA's Cat-a-Van Reading Tour begins on February 24. The Cat in the Hat themed van will promote good oral health and literacy in over 20 cities.

  • Scholastic Launches Reading Campaign Called Get Book Fit (2014-01-02): Scholastic launches a reading campaign for families called Get Bookfit which features giveaways, inspirational stories from top athletes and fun reading lists for kids of all ages.

  • Reading Is Fundamental Launches Book People Unite Campaign (2012-04-17): Reading is Fundamental (RIF), a children's literacy nonprofit, has launched Book People Unite, a new campaign to focus a spotlight on children's literacy nationwide.

  • Nick Hornby Launching Ministry of Stories in London (2010-11-21): Nick Hornby has launched The Ministry of Stories Literacy Project.

  • Curious George in Library of Congress Reading PSA (2010-07-26): The Advertising Council and the Library of Congress have launched a new series of PSAs for Read.

  • Decline in Reading Blamed For Declining Test Scores (2007-11-20): A decline in reading has been linked to lower test scores.

  • How To Inspire Your Kids To Read (2006-06-15): The Kids and Family Reading Report was released and it has some interesting information about childrens' reading habits.

  • Starbucks Foundation Raises $185,000 to Support Literacy (1997-09-24): Starbucks Coffee Company announced that to date $185,000 has been raised to support literacy.