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Lit World: A Global Poem for Change

April 7, 2011

Last month, we celebrated World Read Aloud Day with Lit World, striving to read 774 million minutes in honor of the 774 million people who cannot read or write worldwide.  Well, Lit World has done it again!  Read below to find out how you can join in the global effort and take part in a Global Poem for Change:

April is National Poetry Month! Join LitWorld, A Global Literacy Organization, in celebrating the power and spirit of words by helping to compose a Global Poem for Change:

The wonderful poet Naomi Shihab Nye got us started with a first line:

I send my words out into the air, listening for yours from everywhere.

What words do you send out into the air?

What words do you listen for?

Celebrate Poetry Month and create a Global Poem for Change with LitWorld!

What comes next?

Submit a line of your own at and watch our Poem GROW at
We need Your Words to Change Worlds.

Share our announcement and help our poem soar around the world…