National Readathon Day Roundup
On Saturday 24th January, Penguin Random House, together with Goodreads, Mashable and the National Book Foundation, celebrated National Readathon Day by encouraging people all across the world to read between noon and 4pm in their respective time zones.
Their aim was to highlight how fortunate those with the power of literacy are, compared to that of the American population, 14% of which are completely illiterate. Participants were encouraged to set up a ‘Just Giving’ charity page in which to receive donations for their four-hour reading pledge.
The support for the Readathon was undeniable. It is so encouraging to see so many people actively taking an interest in widening the gift of reading and ensuring that the younger generation appreciate the power of the written word.
Kelly, currently interning at A&B