Penguin Random House and Worldreader Team Up to Celebrate International Literacy Day


International Literacy Day (ILD) 2022 will be celebrated worldwide under the theme “Transforming Literacy Learning Spaces” and it will be an opportunity to rethink the fundamental importance of literacy learning spaces to build resilience and ensure quality, equitable, and inclusive education for all.

In 1967, UNESCO officially proclaimed September 8 International Literacy Day to “actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies” (Unesco).

To honor International Literacy Day, Penguin Random House is joining with our longstanding partner organization, Worldreader, which champions digital reading, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. For every book purchased on, PRH US will donate $1 to Worldreader, up to $10K.

Our company is proud to help advance literacy around the world. We have donated hundreds of licenses for Worldreader e-reader programs in sub-Saharan Africa, linking literature of all reading levels and age groups to schools and libraries throughout the region. In 2016, we also launched our Author Ambassador program, which connects renowned writers to Worldreader-affiliated schools.

Together, Penguin Random House and Worldreader help create a world where everyone is a reader. Visit Worldreader and our Penguin Random House Social Impact site to learn more about how we are committed to creating the next generation of readers around the world.

Posted: September 7, 2022