litworldbanner We found out about this initiative via our partner Ericsson Labs. According to LitWorld, the organizers of the World Read Aloud Day, nearly 1 billion entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their name. In an era where so much hinges on the communication abilities of each human being, it is mind boggling that the ability to read is unknown to so many. As discussed in a previous post on illiteracy in France, this is not only a major problem in developing countries but is also present in areas that common belief thinks is not prone to literacy issues. You can find out more about the World Read Aloud Day here: