Lee Anderson, MP for Ashfield and Eastwood, supported World Book Day’s 25th anniversary on Thursday 3rd March 2022.
Each year, World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote the power of imagination and the importance of reading. Through World Book Day, every child in Ashfield and Eastwood will be given a £1 book token, which they can take to a bookshop or supermarket to get their free World Book Day book.
World Book Day has been changing children’s lives by encouraging a love of books and reading for 25 years. Reading for pleasure makes an enormous impact on a child’s future – whether that’s their educational success, well-being or mental health. World Book Day wants to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with the life-long habit of reading for pleasure that will improve their life chances.
World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. The mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income.
Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. Find out more at worldbookday.com
Lee Anderson MP said “It is a pleasure to support World Book Day in its 25th year. It is so important that every child and young adult in Ashfield and Eastwood has the opportunity to have a book of their own that they have chosen for themselves – and I am delighted to celebrate my own love of reading through the World Book Day campaign.”