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Share the joy of reading on World Book Night

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April 23 is famous for two reasons. One, it’s Shakespeare’s birthday. And two, it’s World Book Night, where thousands of people in the US give away books to non-readers. Is it a coincidence? Certainly not, as World Book Night is all about promoting literature and the love of reading—Shakespeare included. World Book Night was created in 2012 as a way for seasoned readers to introduce non-readers and light readers to the joys of literature. Thousands of volunteers sign up, are sent 20 books each, and then distribute them to their friends, their classmates, or strangers on the street. In the end, 500,000 free books are given away across the country. This list of distributed books—which changes every year—is carefully crafted…

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