World Book Day
Thursday 4 March is World Book Day. Marked in over 100 countries worldwide, UNESCO started this marvellous initiative in 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading.
Books and shared reading change lives. According to UNESCO, reading for pleasure is the single most significant indicator of a child’s future success, more than family circumstances, parents’ educational background or household income. Reading can be a powerful form of crime prevention.
I want to see more children in Leicestershire, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Reading is a powerful means of crime prevention. World Book Day plays a big part.
World Book Day also gives me the chance to share my love of books and, as promised in an earlier blog, give you a glimpse at my current reading material.
The pile includes a modern masterpiece, a timeless classic, an old favourite, a new biography of one of my political heroes, my latest book club read and the story of Leicester City’s finest hour. I recommend them all.
Willy Bach - 4 March 2021
Find out more about World Book Day at https://www.worldbookday.com/
Posted on Thursday 4th March 2021