Celebrate World Book Day – Read a book today
World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. In the United Kingdom, the day is instead recognised on the first Thursday in March. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day. There is also Word Book Night to follow the day, if you like.
UNESCO website states: “The history of the written word is the history of humanity. The power of books to advance individual fulfillment and to create social change is unequalled. Intimate and yet deeply social, books provide far-reaching forms of dialogue between individuals, within communities and across time. As Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, said in her speech at the United Nations: Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons.”
How are you celebrating the World Book Day?
Read a book today or if you don’t have the time – just a summary of a book. Reading summaries is a valid way of getting crucial information.
I’ve read Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marve by Jason Padgett. In short, Jason Padgett, after having a head injury developed (or more accurately tapped into) his amazing mathematical abilities which as classed as savant syndrome/abilities. Read more about Jason Padgett