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We begin with access.
We don’t stop until we get people reading.

Digital reading has the power to reach billions. It also has the power to inspire. We work with parents, teachers and librarians to foster reading cultures.

We empower readers at every stage of life

We join forces with partners to make a bigger difference

We work across sectors to catalyze systems change: testing bold new models, building the evidence for impact, supporting partners to integrate digital reading into their work, and then scaling to the next level.

We deliver high quality, engaging and relevant content

Readers everywhere connect with stories they can see themselves in. We nurture the development of local publishing industries to support strong reading ecosystems.

And it’s working

We’re helping people read well, read more and develop a love for reading. Each step of the way we’re experimenting, iterating and following the data to amplify our impact.

From an Almost Child Bride to the Leader of the Most Inspiring Book Club

According to a number of international studies, literacy is the most accurate predictor of an individual’s earning power, and has the ability to decrease inequality. Yet one in four young people in developing nations are unable to read a single sentence, and millions more have limited access to books. While efforts to expand access to … Continue Reading →

Four Steps to Successful Giving

In the next few weeks, you’ll hear from hundreds of non-profits asking for your support. They matter! Non-profits are helping address some of the world’s largest problems that haven’t been adequately addressed by market forces or by government intervention. But you might feel a bit overwhelmed. GuideStar tracks over 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations, every one … Continue Reading →

Unlocking Opportunity: Penguin Random House and Worldreader team up for Giving Tuesday

We are proud to announce that beginning on Giving Tuesday (November 27, 2018) all purchases made through Penguin Random House’s website (PRH.com) will include a donation to support readers in Africa. Worldreader is a nonprofit championing digital reading in underserved communities to create a world where everyone can be a reader. A $1 contribution for … Continue Reading →

“When you read, read, read, something magical will happen!”

“When I read, read, read, something magical will happen. When you read, read, read, there is something mystical!” This is the tune that has been playing on repeat in our heads since we heard it last month at the first-ever National Reading Day in Ghana. The song was produced in collaboration with Ghanaian rap star … Continue Reading →

You can change lives with digital reading.