World Book Day is a yearly occasion composed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This day is otherwise called World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book. It was first celebrated on 23rd April 1995. This festival is observed in different parts of the world like Sweden, the USA, Catalonia, the UK, and Ireland on different dates.
World Book Day is started for various reasons. It has several purposes to be celebrated around the world.
— The first and foremost purpose proposed by UNESCO for the day is to promote reading, copyright, and publishing.
— The World Book Day is also celebrated in the remembrance and respect of the great authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel De Cervantes, as well as Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
— On the occasion of World Book Day, events and programs are organized in the schools and colleges abroad. With this many charities get supported. It sends a large portion of a million books to needy public, communities, school and scholastic libraries in 12 nations of sub-Saharan Africa.
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This year in the time of quarantine, let’s celebrate the International Day of the Book reading good books at home. Spread the word and motivate people to read books as reading makes you smarter and build up good mental health.
With, knowing the reasons behind World Book Day, one should also know the names of a few books to read. Here is the list below –
- The Day We Met the Queen by Onjali Q. Rauf.
- Kid Normal and the Loudest Library by Chris Smith and Greg James.
- The Case of the Drowned Pearl by Robin Stevens.
- Alex Rider Undercover: The Classified Files by Anthony Horowitz.
- My Awesome Guide to Getting Good At Stuff by Matthew Syed.
- Split by Muhammad Khan.
- Ten Little Bookworms by Mike Brownlow.
- Hubert Horatio: A Very Fishy Tale by Lauren Child.
- Snap by Patrice Lawrence.
- Nought Forever by Malorie Blackman.
- The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.
- Bestseller by Ahmed Faiyaz.
- You Can Win by Shiv Khera.
- The Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi.
- The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.