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Why reading

People who read improve their earning potential, increase their chance of breaking the cycle of poverty and create inner capacity to build healthier and more equitable societies.

Reading is Transformative

Gender Equality

Stories have the power to challenge social norms and redefine traditional stereotypes around what it means to be a woman.

Healthy Families

A person that reads is empowered to maintain good health, live longer, control reproductive behavior and raise healthy children.

Education

Reading, particularly critical reading, is the foundation of personal development and educational success.

Prosperity

A person that reads not only increases his or her own earnings, but contributes towards economic growth in their community.

Political Involvement

A person that reads is more likely to vote and voice more tolerant attitudes and promote more peaceful and inclusive societies.

Emotional Recovery

For children affected by trauma, stories can be a profound source of inspiration, catharsis and healing.

Gender Equality

Stories have the power to challenge social norms and redefine the traditional stereotypes around what it means to be a woman.

Healthy Families

A person that reads is empowered to maintain good health, live longer, control reproductive behavior and raise healthy children.

Education

Reading and particularly critical reading is the foundation of personal development and educational success.

Prosperity

A person that reads not only increases his or her own earnings, but contributes towards growth in the whole economy.

Political Involvement

A person that reads is more likely to vote and voice more tolerant attitudes and democratic values.

Emotional Recovery

For children affected by trauma, stories can be a profound source of inspiration, catharsis and healing.

WE’RE HELPING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE TO READ

By advancing the adoption of digital reading and providing access to e-readers, apps and digital books, we’re creating a world where everyone can be a reader.

DIGITAL CHANGES EVERYTHING

Digital reading provides an unprecedented opportunity to reach people with books in a smart and effective way.

READING HAS UNLOCKED THE POTENTIAL OF THESE READERS

READING Supports the UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Sustainable Development Goals serve as a guide to help us work towards our ambitious mission, while supporting the broader development agenda.

Here are some Sustainable Development Goals that we are already supporting through our work.

Here are 3 ways you can take action to help
create a world of readers.