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Reading Is Power: What's It All About?

We want to empower young people to talk passionately and confidently about the books that inspire them. Share the READING IS POWER MANIFESTO, created by young people with your students. Try writing your own as a class, year group or school to show what Reading is Power means to you. Download Manifesto

We also have a dedicated website for young people. Head over to or follow us on Instagram @worldbookdaysocial for book recommendations, author podcasts and chat with bestselling authors and illustrators, all based around our theme of READING IS POWER.


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7 days ago
Join @tiffanymjewell and an audience of young activists at this FREE online workshop on family anti-racism. Taking place this Wednesday 5th from 4-5pm, book your space to this important event here:
2 weeks ago
Win an amazing £5,000 of @book_tokens for your school library! Don't forget to nominate your school before tomorrow (31st July) and if your entry is picked, you'll also get £100/€120 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself.
2 weeks ago
What a find! Amazing how the design of our £1 book tokens has changed but our ethos remains the same after 20 years... helping get more books in to the hands of children & young people. Thanks for the trip down memory lane @VIPreading Wish we could say they were still valid!
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Just found these... @WorldBookDayUK are these still valid? 😉