The Language of Thorns is out TODAY! Thank you to MacMillan for having us host a release day blitz stop today. We’re toasting the release of Language of Thorns with a highlight of one of our favorite stories from the collection and a cocktail fit for the leader of the Second Army.
It’s not coincidence that #ReadABook Day falls this month. UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has declared September National Literacy Month and, with it, come many days dedicated to the promotion of reading. In addition to today, September 8th marks International Literacy Day. The theme for the conference, held in France this year, is “Literacy in the Digital World.” The goal is to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies.
While researching for this article, I was surprised to learn that over 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills. The statistic is that one in five adults are illiterate and two-thirds of those are women. To bring awareness to this issue and to advocate for reading and literacy, UNESCO began National Literacy Month in 1946.
Today, I created a book recommendations list of YA books including characters that struggle to read or are illiterate and tell you about some organizations that you can support in the fight against illiteracy.
If you offered to pay me to pick my favorite April cover reveal, I would probably reject your money and simply run away. It’s TOO difficult to chose among all these gorgeous covers. Be prepared for April showers in book form in this month’s Cover Reveals!
This year kicked off with a Women’s Day March that inspired millions of women (and men) all over the world to take to the street to march in solidarity of womankind. This makes 2017 the perfect year for our First Annual Women’s Day Awards!