23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, around the world.
In 1995 UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors and encouraging everyone to discover the pleasure of reading. In these such difficult times it became more important to help people to discover how reading can open ourselves to others despite distance and how far we can travel thanks to imagination.
Travel around the world with our books and stories! Let’s read!