Daily Archives: April 22, 2012

Literacy Love Sundays – Book People Unite

I came across this video via Jen Robinson’s Book Page. I’ve watched the video and taken the pledge to be a book person, have you? You know you want to. Book People Unite is an organization aimed at promoting literacy and book love in today’s youth.

What are we about?

We’re bringing together people who share our love of reading to help up get books into the hands of kids who need them most. The movement recognizes the incredible effect books can have on a child’s imagination, sparking ambition, overcoming obstacles and inspiring curious minds.

The video is incredibly adorable, featuring all of your and my favorite childhood literary characters from Madeleine, Humpty Dumpty to Greg Heffley.

If you go to the website Book People Unite you’ll be asked to take the pledge:

Reading lovers are coming together to help us get books into the hands of kids who need them most. Remember visiting Narnia, playing Jumanji, and eating Green Eggs and Ham? Books can have an incredible effect on children’s lives, yet there’s only one book for every 300 kids living in underserved communities in the US. SO we’ve brought together some of our most beloved literary characters to help make this film and rally Book People for the cause.

I read and interact with children in the library 3 days a week, (2 of which include 3 sessions of storytimes). Encouraging kids to embrace literacy and fostering a love of hand-held books is an amazing feat, and one I am proud to attempt each day at work. I hope you’ll share the same sentiments with me and give a child you know a book they can cherish for the rest of their lives.