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International Literacy Day

Join Stand as we celebrate International Literacy Day with organizations across the world on Friday, Sept. 8.

Literacy, the ability to read and write, is critical to a child's future academic success. If a child does not know how to read and write on grade level by the time they reach 4th grade, they are four times more likely to drop out of high school and will be behind their peers academically for years to come. 

In order to promote the importance of literacy and to provide parents with the resources and tools they need to help their children become effective readers and writers, Stand has organized literacy events at schools and libraries across the country on Sept. 8. 

Stand's International Literacy Day Events

Contact the event organizer in each state for more information.

Arizona

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Washington

Suggested Reading

As part of Stand's work to foster kindness in schools across America, we've put together a list of books that feature kindness as a central theme. International Literacy Day is a great opportunity to read one of these books with your children and have a conversation about what it means to be kind to others. 

Kindness is Cooler, Mrs. Ruler

by: Margery Cuyler

Last Stop on Market Street

by: Carlos de la Peña

Don't Say a Word, Mamá/No Digas Nada, Mamá 

by Joe Hayes

 For more information about Stand's work to promote kindness in schools, visit the Middle School Kindness Challenge site.

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