Happy International Literacy Day!

September 8 is International Literacy Day. First observed on September 8, 1967 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Literacy Day highlights the need to promote worldwide literacy.

More than 780 million of the world’s adults (nearly two-thirds of whom are women) don’t know how to read or write, and between 94 and 115 million children lack access to education.

Learn more about International Literacy Day from the International Reading Association.

NCFL is celebrating International Literacy Day on Wonderopolis® with a very special Wonder of the Day®: How Many Different Ways Can You Read? Take a moment to learn about all the different ways we read and write around the world.