I’m back. Summer vacation is over. The new school year has begun and today is International Literacy Day.
Did you know?
September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965.
Some 774 million adults lack minimum literacy skills
One in five adults is still not literate.
Two-thirds of them are women
72.1 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.
Information provided by UNESCO.
And Susan of the Book Chook just came out with the 6th edition of Literacy Lava. Download your free PDF HERE
I finished Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins last week in about three evenings. I probably could have stayed up all night but being back to work? I needed my sleep. Of course, the second in the series is in hard back and no one has it to loan. ACK!
The start of school means that I am back to listening to kid books on cd for my drive to school. Currently in the cd drive is Seer of Shadows by AVI. I really like his historical fiction particularly Crispin.
The organizers are hard at work sorting out the huge list of volunteers for judging panels. The deadline is next Wednesday, September 15 to volunteer. It’s also time to start thinking about your favorite books to nominate this year’s CYBILS. Nominations open on October 1 and close October 15. For more information,visit the CYBILS SITE.
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What are you currently reading?