Young Adults to be included in World Book Day celebrations for the first time
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World Book Day has recently announced their plans for 2018 and will for the first time include Young Adult titles within the celebrations. World Book Day is a global celebration of books, and is celebrated in over 100 countries in the globe. Over 20 years, World Book Day UK has given over 290 million £1 book tokens to children and young people across the UK. It was first established in 1997 as a response to concerns regarding poor reading and writing standards among children. World Book Day UK hopes to encourage children to discover the pleasure of reading by giving them an opportunity to own a book of their own. As a charity dedicated to encouraging children and young people love and read books, it is now branching out to include teenagers and young adults for the 21st World Book Day which will be on 1 March 2018. The titles chosen for 2018 will deliver a message of inclusivity, hoping that the young readers will be able to see their own lives reflected in the pages they are reading. This years key theme is ‘Share a Story’, which enourages the parents and older siblings of the children to take part and share the books they read with their friends and family. Including this is a scheme to encourage the entire nation to ‘TAKE 10’ and read together for 10 minutes a day, the aim of this is to help parents recognise the positive impact reading can have upon their child and their wellbeing.
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