World Book Day celebrates its 20th anniversary

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the World Book Day, a symbolic date for world literature. To celebrate the day Nal’ibali organised a book party. The book parties are held with the various reading clubs they have. Nal’ibali is a campaign which promotes the love of reading among South African children.

The Content Development Manager of Nal’ibali, Arabella Koopman, says that the parties are aimed at familiarising the children with the poster on literacy rights that they have created.

Today we celebrate World Book Day with parties for some of our reading clubs as a way of releasing a poster we have created for children around literacy rights. So the book parties are really to get the children familiar with the poster itself and obviously just to have fun with books and fun time reading together.

The World Book Day is an annual celebration organised by UNESCO to promote the reading and publishing of books. Lots of people took to Twitter to share their love for books and the books that had great impact in their lives.

Koopman further said that it is challenging for children to have reading models (adults in their lives who love reading). Reading models motivate children to further their own literacy journey, she said.


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