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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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5 hours ago
Talking about how we feel is so important & art can really help us think about & understand our feelings.

With #EmpathyDay on June 9th, head to the @EmpathyLabUK website, download their Family Activities Pack & explore how art really can help us all.
1 day ago
Books help us to think and to see how we can make change.

Our Powerlist of books for young people

#BlackOutTuesday #ReadingisPower
2 days ago
Still educating at home? We're here to help!
Our website is full of ways to keep young minds of all ages busy and enjoying books during the coming weeks including:

📚 Fab reading lists

💻 Free downloads

✏️ Fun activities

👂🏼 Free audio books