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Scholastic’s Reading Bill of Rights (and other inspirational stuff)

Need some inspiration?  Looking for a powerful partner to help promote reading in your community?  Take a look at Scholastic’s new Reading Bill of Rights.   It’s now on the bulletin board outside our front door.

Part of Scholastic’s Global Literacy Campaign, Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life, the brilliant, cornerstone Reading Bill of Rights document–and its accompanying slide show and badges and webinars and social networking and special events and superstar endorsements–all celebrate Scholastic’s 90th birthday, as well as the company’s contributions to literacy and reading for young people (see the interactive timeline).

Scholastic explains the rationale behind a campaign that:

underscores the importance of reading to better prepare children who will need strong literacy skills to survive and succeed in the 21st century. Scholastic is asking EVERYONE, our partners, publishers, educators, business leaders, nonprofits, parents, caregivers and students — to work together to bring reading and deeper understanding to all children around the globe. The Reading Bill of Rights, the foundation of the campaign, includes eight “beliefs” that affirm every child’s right to read and what that means in the 21st century… from access to books and great stories to the ability to analyze, interpret and understand information in the digital age.

Parents, teachers, and librarians will also be interested in the 2010 Kids & Family Reading Report conducted by Harrison Group and Scholastic.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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