LitWorld is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating permanent positive change in the world. We implement on-the-ground innovative solutions to the hard-to-tackle challenge of illiteracy worldwide, including the immensely popular World Read Aloud Day campaign. To participate in this year's World Read Aloud activities, click the URL below to find an author guest speaker.

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Carole Lindstrom

Carole is a writer of children’s literature. She was born and raised in Nebraska and is currently maki...

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I'm the author of fiction for teens and non-fiction for writers. I love talking to young people about ...

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Leslie Bulion

I write science poetry and novels for readers ages 6-12, and love to share the juicy science stories t...

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Brooke Stone

Hi! I'm Brooke and I love to read YA especially.

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Scotti Cohn

I am an award-winning author whose published books include nonfiction picture books about animals, boo...

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Sally Rippin

I am particularly interested to talk to lower primary about the Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! series of...

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Susanne Gervay

Relating to young people through story is such a real way to engage in meaningful discussion of values...

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Amy Ignatow

Amy Ignatow is the author and illustrator of The Popularity Papers series. She lives in Philadelphia a...

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Jason Edwards

Author of Funny Fantasy / Mystery children's books. Also a Teacher, Monster Hunter, Ballplayer, Family...

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Eileen Rajala Meyer

I enjoy writing poetry, nonfiction and fiction picture books. I can talk about what my day is like wor...

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Ann E. Burg

Hello! I've been writing since earliest childhood and taught for ten years. I believe that everyone ha...

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Kathy Brodsky

Kathy Brodsky, a psychotherapist, poet and award-winning author, writes and promotes quality books tha...

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Kara LaReau

Ready, willing, and eager to read from my 8 (and counting) published children's books and talk about: ...

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Eric Barclay

My name is Eric and I'm an illustrator, designer, and the author of I CAN SEE JUST FINE (Abrams Apples...

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Lisa Martin

My middle grade novel, Anton & Cecil: Cats at Sea is the story of two very different brother cats who ...

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Amy Herrick

I’d use my new book, The Time Fetch (which is about a mysterious force which enters our world and star...

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Silvana Goldemberg

Argentine-Canadian award-winning author of numerous books and magazines, for children and teachers, pu...

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Mina Javaherbin

This is my website please visit it for more info. about me. Of course I speak...

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Laurie Jacobs

I am the author of three traditionally published picture books and several short stories for children....

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Jeff Hirsch

Jeff Hirsch lives in Beacon, New York where he occasionally takes a break from baking cookies and wres...

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Annabel Monaghan

I talk to students about fiction writing: how the writing process you learn in the 4th grade is almost...

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Leila Howland

A graduate of Georgetown University, I have taught English as a second language and high school Englis...

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Emily Franklin

am the author of a novel, Liner Notes (S&S), and The Girls' Almanac (William Morrow), a collection of ...

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Neal Shusterman

Neal Shusterman ( is the author of thirty books for young readers, including the bes...