Happy International Literacy Day!

Writers would be nowhere without readers. I firmly believe that, after food, clean water, and a roof over your head, the ability to read is the most important thing a human being can possess. No matter what your walk of life, if you can read, you have the ability to gather information, to make your way in this world, and to learn whatever else you need to know. If you can read, you can acquire new skills, entertain yourself, and learn about the experiences of other people. Reading serves as a foundation for your future knowledge.

So take a moment today to celebration your own literacy. Read on your lunch hour. Read to a child. Donate a few dollars to your local library or an organization that helps adults gain reading skills. Or check out one of these literacy projects for inspiration. Happy reading!