World AIDS Day


WADWorld AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.

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National Author’s Day


sad-writerNovember first is the day set aside as the day to celebrate your favorite author(s).

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.

Celebrate National Family Literacy Day


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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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National Day on Writing


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In light of the significance of writing in our national life, to draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in, and to help writers from all walks of life recognize how important writing is to their lives, NCTE established October 20 as The National Day on Writing.

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Happy International Children’s Book Day


International Children’s Book Day
April 2, 2013

Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, 2 April, International Children’s Book Day has been celebrated all over the world, aiming to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children’s books.

The celebratory day is co-ordinated by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing children and books together. Activities include writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children’s literature.

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/resources/i/internationalchildrensbookday.asp

 

Happy World Book Day


World Book Day
March 7, 2013

World Book Day is recognized by over 100 countries around the world. Its purpose is to encourage reading and a love of books in children.

http://www.worldbookday.com

 

 

World Book Day


Why Self-Published Authors Know Best

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

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