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Read to Kids Pilot Results Revealed in New Report

April 17, 2018 By

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Reading to a child from the time that they are born can have the greatest impact on their life. As a digital reading organization, we’re always on a quest to discover smarter and higher-impact ways to get more people reading. Until recently, mobile phones really had no significant track record as reading tools for children … Continue Reading →

The Top Books Read in 2017

February 13, 2018 By

When we look back at what titles our mobile readers were enjoying in 2017, we see that once again romance outpaced all other genres across our markets—just like it did in 2015 and 2016. But we’re also seeing something new.   These 5 books were among the top 30 titles read across all our geographies: … Continue Reading →

All Hands on Deck to End Illiteracy

September 7, 2017 By

Three quarters of a billion people can’t read this sentence, and perhaps one billion more are being held back through lack of access to books and low levels of literacy. Today on International Literacy Day there is a lot to celebrate. But the reality is that these statistics have remained stubbornly stable over the past … Continue Reading →

we’ve partnered with HarperCollins!

March 16, 2017 By

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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve partnered with HarperCollins, one of the largest and most illustrious publishers to add a selection of the world’s most-loved authors to our digital library. Thanks to the partnership we’ve captured some true family classics, including all of the Chronicles of Narnia as well as Pinocchio, The Prince and the Pauper, Grimms’ Fairy Tales and What … Continue Reading →

Redefining gender stereotypes to empower women and girls

March 8, 2017 By

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Empowering Women and Girls Around the world, nearly two thirds of illiterate people are women—a proportion that has remained unchanged for two decades. Despite progress made towards gender equality, women and girls continue to be held back because of their gender. In 2015, world leaders placed gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls at … Continue Reading →

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