Today marks the official last day of the 2019 Global Read Aloud. Now don’t worry, if you are still reading the books aloud like I am, you still can, but today, many will have finished the books and the world will continue spinning.
I hope this year was worth it to you. I hope you saw the connections made. I hope you had moments in your read alouds and discussions that you feel will reverberate for years to come. The books, the glorious books, brought us all together, and for that, I am so grateful.
The connections don’t have to stop here. Continue to use our Facebook group to share ideas, to reach out, to use one another in order to keep the global learning alive.
Continue to support the authors, please leave a review for the book on Amazon or Goodreads or wherever you leave reviews. Reviews are a free way for us to say thank you that boosts the visibility of the books. Vote for the books in end-of-year reading polls. Say thank you to the authors and illustrators.
And then consider doing it all over again. Sign up for the 2020 Global Read Aloud opened this morning. Spread the word, bring your colleagues, make it work for you.
Please give me your suggestions for next year’s books, I will be furiously reading as much as I can in the coming months until we open it up for voting again in spring.
And finally, just know that I am so in awe of this project and the many people who come together to make it what it is. So THANK YOU for the love, the ideas, the care that you had with this little idea of mine.
For now, I read.
With love and gratitude,