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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 →

Top Books that Made People Readers in 2016

December 27, 2016 By

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At Worldreader, we love using data to help our readers find books they not only want to open but love to read. That’s why this year, when thinking about our top books, we decided to focus on the books that drew people in and kept them reading. One of our biggest challenges at Worldreader is … Continue Reading →

The Power of Reading to Kids

November 22, 2016 By

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Tad Hills is a bestselling, Penguin Random House author and Worldreader supporter. Penguin Random House is the world’s largest trade book publisher and Worldreader’s largest publishing partner. Their book donation crosses all genres, reading levels and age groups enabling us to cater not just to the children in our schools but the adults in our … Continue Reading →

How Do We Get Every Girl Reading?

October 11, 2016 By

A Global Girl Data Movement The 11th of October marks the International Day of the Girl Child. There are 1.1 billion girls around the world. Each one of them has incredible potential yet many of them are deprived of an education and subject to discrimination simply because they are girls. We’re taking measures to play … Continue Reading →

Conservation Through Storytelling

August 3, 2016 By

The author James Baldwin once said that, “You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.” Read enough and you will find yourself in someone else’s words. Read a little more and you might find yourself not in the story of another human, but in … Continue Reading →

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