I had no idea yesterday was international literacy day. How rather appropriate that I decided to devote the day to ranting about banned books on various blogs. After all, one of the joys of learning to read is the ability to broaden your horizon. However if someone else picks which books you are allowed to read, it becomes much more difficult.
However, the goal of literacy is noble all by itself. Fortunately loads of people in the kid-litosphere have decided to discuss the topic. Even better, the fabulousJen Robinson has compiled a list of folks chatting about this topic.
Have a looksee at all the great articles celebrating reading and the written word.