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This is how we can all celebrate International Literacy Day!

An International One Day - One Story Campaign

Pratham Books, a multilingual non-profit children's publishing house in India, is looking for international participants for their One Day - One Story campaign.

They have conducted four such events in India, and during the last event, more than 250 volunteers conducted storytelling sessions. This time, they are hoping to make it a bigger campaign by inviting international participants. Are you interested? :o)

International Literacy Day is on Sept. 8 and Pratham Books wants to celebrate the joy of reading around this day. Since Sept. 8 is a Sunday, the storytelling sessions will be on Sept. 7 in order to include more schools and organizations. 
 
How Does One Day - One Story Work?
 
For participants in India, a copy of the book (Paplu, the Giant by Ramendra Kumar and Zainab Tambawalla) and a banner will be sent by the Pratham Books team. International participants will be sent a PDF copy of the book - the images to be printed or projected onto a large screen.
 
Participants are free to choose the time and place for the storytelling sessions. You may also conduct other activities that go with the theme of the book.
 
Please fill out this online form to confirm your participation in One Day - One Story.

Don't forget to document the event! Send pictures and a short write up about the storytelling session you conducted. The article will be shared on the Pratham Books blog and will help encourage other people to spread the joy of reading.

For more information, please email mayaATprathambooksDOTorg, or click this link. Please also share the link to help spread the word about this event. 

How wonderful will it be if we can achieve this: one day and thousands of children around the world enjoying the same book. And this seems like a fun way to introduce children to books from India!

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