• Kraig Brachman

Canadian authors and books for International Literacy Day

September 8th is International Literacy Day. Started in 1966 by UNESCO, International Literacy Day is a reminder of the importance of literacy for individuals, communities, and societies, as well as the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies.

Facts about literacy in 2020:

  • 773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills;

  • 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics;