Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, President of the Bement Illinois Women’s Club, suggested it in 1928 as a means of thanking her favorite author, Irving Bacheller – author of “Eben Holden’s Last Day A Fishin.” The U.S. Department of Commerce recognized the date of November 1st as National Author’s Day in 1949.
National Family Literacy Day, celebrated across the U.S., focuses on special activities and events that showcase the importance of family literacy programs. First held in 1994, the annual event is officially celebrated on November 1st, but many events are held throughout the month of November. Schools, libraries, and other literacy organizations participate through read-a-thons, celebrity appearances, book drives, and more.
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