LitWorld

About LitWorld

LitWorld is a non-profit organization creating permanent positive change in the world. We implement on-the-ground innovative solutions to the hard-to-tackle challenge of illiteracy worldwide. The combined power of children’s own stories + access to diverse reading/writing experiences + peer to peer and adult mentor relationships = productive and transformational literacy. We work in close and trusting partnerships with locally based, grassroots organizations to build sustainable outcomes for young people around the world.

Reading Aloud in the Digital Age

There is one day every year where millions of us from around the globe take action to show that the right to literacy belongs to all people. This day is World Read Aloud Day, and on February 16, 2017, we will advocate for accessible and sustainable literacy communities through the read aloud. On this day, […]

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A Day in Her Shoes: Why We Stand Up for Girls

It’s almost evening on a typical Tuesday in October and Nydia is on her way to LitClub. After a long commute from her high school in lower Manhattan to her home in Harlem, she looks forward to reconnecting with her friends at the club, laughing over inside jokes, hearing their stories and sharing about her […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Classroom Ideas, Elementary, Experts from the Field, Feature, High School, Middle School, Professional Learning, Striving Readers|Comments Off on A Day in Her Shoes: Why We Stand Up for Girls

Diverse Stories Paint the Palette of Our Humanity

At a LitWorld LitClub in Manila, the Philippines, a mentor shared the profound impact a book had on the girls there. Read page by page in both English and Tagalog; the children absorbed the book, Whoever You Are with deep delight. The teaching mentor described how the children responded strongly to the messages in the […]

By |September 5th, 2016|Experts from the Field, Feature|Comments Off on Diverse Stories Paint the Palette of Our Humanity

Join the World Read Aloud Day Movement

February 24th is World Read Aloud Day, and on that day something extraordinary will happen. People across the country and around the world will come together at home, at school, at work and in their communities to read aloud. From the northernmost part of Alaska to Myanmar to southern New Zealand and everywhere in between, […]

By |February 12th, 2016|Feature|7 Comments

Reading the World Makes Us Fearless

Every book we read changes us. Each story becomes part of us and expands our world. The characters we meet challenge, inspire and comfort us. They teach us about the world and introduce us to friends in unexpected places. They dare us to explore our dreams, to push beyond what we thought was possible for […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Experts from the Field|Comments Off on Reading the World Makes Us Fearless