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Sofia Sanchez joins Storyvoice!
Join model, actress, and self-advocate Sofia Sanchez for back-to-back live read-aloud events to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!

Sun. March 21, 6pm ET
& Mon. March 22, 12pm ET

Happening soon on Storyvoice
Learn more about our upcoming read-aloud events.
Coming in April!
Launching this spring, Storyvoice will host a weekly live read-aloud event featuring five guest authors every Friday. Register your classroom for event updates.
Teachers, open the Storyvoice web app on your computer and project the session in class or screen share virtually. View our how-to guide for screen sharing tips.
Watch as a classroom
How to join Sofia's read-aloud
Sofia's live read-aloud of her newly inspired Scholastic title, You are Enough, will take place on the Storyvoice app. Her first read-aloud event will be on Sunday, March 21 at 6pm (ET), followed by another classroom read-aloud event on Monday, March 22nd, at 12pm (ET). Follow the links below for viewing options.
Start reading with us today!
Download the Storyvoice app to view our weekly reading schedule and start joining sessions.
Streaming live on Storyvoice
The full-day read-aloud event will take place on the all new Storyvoice web and mobile app, an interactive read-aloud tool backed by the MIT Media Lab. Available worldwide, you and your students can tune in from any mobile, tablet or laptop device.
Throughout the read-aloud session, students are able to follow along and interact with their host storyteller by sending hearts and raising their hand to answer questions and practice reading. No videos of students are ever displayed in the app. Only the host is visible.
• Great for Chromebooks and classroom projecting
Join from a laptop
(Chrome browser only)
Join using a phone or tablet
1. Download the Storyvoice app or watch from the web
Times for each read-aloud are listed in the Storyvoice home screen. Click on a session card to learn more about each read-aloud session. Once a read-aloud begins, simply press on the Join Session button to enter.
• Great for individual use from home
2. View and enter each read-aloud session right from the Storyvoice home screen
3. Follow along and interact with each guest author!
Students have the option to tune in over any mobile, tablet or laptop device. As a teacher, you can also choose to join a session over your own laptop and project it in a classroom or over your preferred share-screen technology.
How to participate
Author Shane DeRolf and Storyvoice host Mike Clarke reading The Crayon Box That Talked live on Storyvoice.
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50% of children lack regular access to bedtime story experiences at home, contributing to literacy and language gaps that disproportionally impact underserved communities. We developed Storyvoice to democratize access to bedtime stories, creating a space where any child, anywhere, can take part in live reading experiences from the comfort of a phone.
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Custom art provided by Michael Robertson, illustrator of My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.
Live Read-Aloud Schedule
Join a full day of live read-alouds with award winning Scholastic authors, teachers and Scholastic Book Clubs staff. Times listed are in EST.
9:00 - 9:30
9:00 - 9:30
Ross Burach
Ross is the author-illustrator behind the bestselling book The Very Impatient Caterpillar and more kid-favorite titles. He'll be reading aloud the sequel to his bestselling book, The Little Butterfly Who Could.
9:45 – 10:15
9:45 – 10:15
Malcolm Mitchell
Author Malcolm Mitchell is also a former NFL superstar, literacy advocate, and founder of the Magic Foundation. Join Malcolm as he reads his book, My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.
10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 11:00
Beth Prince
Teacher Beth Prince is a PreK teacher from Washington, DC, and a proud Scholastic Book Clubs Teacher Advisor. She'll be reading aloud one of her favorite books, Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963.
11:15 - 11:45
11:15 - 11:45
Lucille Colandro
Lucille is the author of the beloved There Was an Old Lady series, stories about a silly old lady known for swallowing everything in sight—and making kids laugh and love reading along the way. She will be reading her story, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cactus.
12:00 - 12:30
12:00 - 12:30
Andrea Pinkney
Andrea Pinkney is an award-winning author of several books for children and young adults. She's most known for her outstanding depictions of Black life, history, and culture. She will be reading aloud her book, Martin Rising: Requiem for a King.
12:45 - 1:15
12:45 - 1:15
Peter Reynolds
Be You!

Grade: PreK-1
Peter is the author-illustrator of beloved books Ish, The Dot, Sky Color, and more. His books have been translated into 25 different languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. He will be sharing his book, Be You!
1:30 - 2:00
1:30 - 2:00
Mariam Vahradyan
Planting Stories

Grade: PreK-K
Mariam works at Scholastic Book Clubs and is passionate about kids' books! She will be reading Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos.
2:15 - 2:45
2:15 - 2:45
Judy Newman
Judy is President and Reader in Chief of Scholastic Book Clubs where she works every day to share the magic of reading with kids, teachers, and families. Join Judy as she reads one of her favorite books, Ruby Finds a Worry.
3:00 - 3:30
3:00 - 3:30
Jerry Pallotta
Author Jerry Pallotta is most known for his Who Would Win? series, which compares the strengths of all kinds of animals and lets kids decide who comes out on top. He'll be reading his book, Who Would Win? Walrus vs. Elephant Seal.
3:45 - 4:15
3:45 - 4:15
Pam Allyn
Pam is a literacy advocate, educational expert, and the author of 26 books for educators, leaders, and families. She's also Senior Vice President for Innovation and Development at Scholastic Education, and she is the founder of LitLife, LitWorld, LitCamp. She will be sharing one of her favorite books, All Because You Matter.
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What is World Read Aloud Day?
World Read Aloud Day, created by the nonprofit organization LitWorld, s all about bringing people together through stories, and that will be more important than ever this year when the shared experience and connection of reading aloud is so needed in all of our communities. For more up-to-date information on World Read Aloud Day and additional activities to join, please visit scholastic.com/worldreadaloudday/

Can students join from any state or country?
Yes, this experience is open to classrooms and students all around the world. We arranged the ten live sessions across an eight hour window to help give more people in different time zones a chance to join at least one live read-aloud. View the read-aloud schedule to find a session that works for you and your students.
How long is each read-aloud session?
25–30 minutes, depending on the length of the story. During the first half of the session, the invited Scholastic author or guest teacher will be introduced, and will then read their story. In the second half, students will get a chance to practice reading with their host and ask questions.
What authors and stories will be joining the read-alouds?
Invited Scholastic authors and Scholastic Book Clubs staff members and teachers will be performing all ten read-alouds on Storyvoice for World Read Aloud Day. Check the schedule for more info.
Do kids need internet access to participate?
Yes, an internet connection is required to participate in these live read-aloud events.
Can students access this experience across all devices?
Yes, students can choose to participate over the Storyvoice app on any mobile or tablet device, or join from a computer via the Storyvoice web app.
Does the app display a student's video?
No, a student's video will never be displayed on Storyvoice. The only people visible during sessions are the host and guest author or Scholastic Book Clubs staff member. A student's voice will only become audible if they are called on to read out loud or ask a question during the session.
When is the first session?
The first session will take place at 9 a.m. ET on February 3. Throughout the day, there will be a total of ten live read-louds, lasting until 4 p.m. ET. Please view the session schedule for further details.
What information do you collect from students and children who tune in?
Students must enter their first name to enter a live reading session on Storyvoice. During sessions, if a student chooses to, they can also raise their hand to speak with the guest author and host of the session. If called upon, the student's audio will be turned on to communicate, and turned off as soon as the interaction is over. No student video is ever displayed in the app. All user data is completely anonymized.
Is Storyvoice COPPA compliant?
Yes. Protecting user data, and especially data from children, is core to our mission. We closely follow COPPA best practices according to the FTC. You can learn more about how we handle student data in our privacy policy.
Is there a limit on how many students can join?
No, there is no limit to how many students can join the live session. Invite your entire classroom, school, family, and friends!
What grade level is this experience most appropriate for?
Throughout the day, we will be reading stories that are appropriate for grades K–6. Please check the event schedule above to find the session most appropriate for your child or class.
Can I join the session and project it to my class over Zoom, Meet or Teams?
Yes, you can join any live read-aloud from your laptop on the Storyvoice web app. After joining, share-screen from your preferred conferencing tool to your students. Please note, by using this method your students will only be able to see and listen to the session, not interact. To participate with the author, students must join from their own mobile, tablet or laptop devices.
Option 1:
Students join from personal laptop device
• Great for individual use at home
• Works on Chrome browsers only
Option 2:
Students join from personal mobile or tablet device
• Great option for individual use at home
• Available on iOS and Android
• Project to class (in-person/virtually)
• Works with Zoom, Meet, Teams
Option 3:
Teacher joins from laptop and projects to classroom
Three ways to tune in!
The entire event will be hosted live on the Storyvoice web and mobile app. Students can join each session directly from any laptop, mobile or tablet device. Teachers can also join and project sessions in their classroom or virtually over share-screen.
For 12 years, World Read Aloud Day has called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read aloud! Created by the nonprofit organization LitWorld, and supported by Scholastic, the global effort is now celebrated in over 173 countries and counting. For more information on LitWorld, visit litworld.org. For more exciting World Read Aloud Day activities, visit scholastic.com/worldreadaloudday.
Launched in support of the #WRADChallenge with LitWorld and Scholastic
Live Read-Aloud Schedule
Join a full day of live read-alouds with award winning Scholastic authors, teachers and Scholastic Book Clubs staff. Times listed are in EST.
9:00 - 9:30
9:00 - 9:30
Ross Burach
Ross is the author-illustrator behind the bestselling book The Very Impatient Caterpillar and more kid-favorite titles. He'll be reading aloud the sequel to his bestselling book, The Little Butterfly Who Could.
9:45 – 10:15
9:45 – 10:15
Malcolm Mitchell
Author Malcolm Mitchell is also a former NFL superstar, literacy advocate, and founder of the Magic Foundation. Join Malcolm as he reads his book, My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.
10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 11:00
Beth Prince
Teacher Beth Prince is a PreK teacher from Washington, DC, and a proud Scholastic Book Clubs Teacher Advisor. She'll be reading aloud one of her favorite books, Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963.
11:15 - 11:45
11:15 - 11:45
Lucille Colandro
Lucille is the author of the beloved There Was an Old Lady series, stories about a silly old lady known for swallowing everything in sight—and making kids laugh and love reading along the way. She will be reading her story, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cactus.
12:00 - 12:30
12:00 - 12:30
Andrea Pinkney
Andrea Pinkey is an award-winning author of several books for children and young adults. She's most known for her outstanding depictions of Black life, history, and culture. She will be reading aloud her book, Martin Rising: Requiem for a King.
12:45 - 1:15
12:45 - 1:15
Peter Reynolds
Be You!

Grade: PreK-1
Peter is the author-illustrator of beloved books Ish, The Dot, Sky Color, and more. His books have been translated into 25 different languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. He will be sharing his book, Be You!
1:30 - 2:00
1:30 - 2:00
Mariam Vahradyan
Planting Stories

Grade: PreK-K
Mariam works at Scholastic Book Clubs and is passionate about kids' books! She will be reading Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos.
2:15 - 2:45
2:15 - 2:45
Judy Newman
Judy is President and Reader in Chief of Scholastic Book Clubs where she works every day to share the magic of reading with kids, teachers, and families. Join Judy as she reads one of her favorite books, Ruby Finds a Worry.
3:00 - 3:30
3:00 - 3:30
Jerry Pallotta
Author Jerry Pallotta is most known for his Who Would Win? series, which compares the strengths of all kinds of animals and lets kids decide who comes out on top. He'll be reading his book, Who Would Win? Walrus vs. Elephant Seal.
3:45 - 4:15
3:45 - 4:15
Pam Allyn
Pam is a literacy advocate, educational expert, and the author of 26 books for educators, leaders, and families. She's also Senior Vice President for Innovation and Development at Scholastic Education, and she is the founder of LitLife, LitWorld, LitCamp. She will be sharing one of her favorite books, All Because You Matter.
Live Read-Aloud Schedule
Join a full day of live read-alouds with award winning Scholastic authors, teachers and Scholastic Book Clubs staff. Times listed are in EST.
9:00 - 9:30
9:00 - 9:30
Ross Burach
Ross is the author-illustrator behind the bestselling book The Very Impatient Caterpillar and more kid-favorite titles. He'll be reading aloud the sequel to his bestselling book, The Little Butterfly Who Could.
9:45 – 10:15
9:45 – 10:15
Malcolm Mitchell
Author Malcolm Mitchell is also a former NFL superstar, literacy advocate, and founder of the Magic Foundation. Join Malcolm as he reads his book, My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World.
10:30 - 11:00
10:30 - 11:00
Beth Prince
Teacher Beth Prince is a PreK teacher from Washington, DC, and a proud Scholastic Book Clubs Teacher Advisor. She'll be reading aloud one of her favorite books, Child of the Dream: A Memoir of 1963.
11:15 - 11:45
11:15 - 11:45
Lucille Colandro
Lucille is the author of the beloved There Was an Old Lady series, stories about a silly old lady known for swallowing everything in sight—and making kids laugh and love reading along the way. She will be reading her story, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cactus.
12:00 - 12:30
12:00 - 12:30
Andrea Pinkney
Andrea Pinkey is an award-winning author of several books for children and young adults. She's most known for her outstanding depictions of Black life, history, and culture. She will be reading aloud her book, Martin Rising: Requiem for a King.
12:45 - 1:15
12:45 - 1:15
Peter Reynolds
Be You!

Grade: PreK-1
Peter is the author-illustrator of beloved books Ish, The Dot, Sky Color, and more. His books have been translated into 25 different languages around the globe and are celebrated worldwide. He will be sharing his book, Be You!
1:30 - 2:00
1:30 - 2:00
Mariam Vahradyan
Planting Stories

Grade: PreK-K
Mariam works at Scholastic Book Clubs and is passionate about kids' books! She will be reading Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos.
2:15 - 2:45
2:15 - 2:45
Judy Newman
Judy is President and Reader in Chief of Scholastic Book Clubs where she works every day to share the magic of reading with kids, teachers, and families. Join Judy as she reads one of her favorite books, Ruby Finds a Worry.
3:00 - 3:30
3:00 - 3:30
Jerry Pallotta
Author Jerry Pallotta is most known for his Who Would Win? series, which compares the strengths of all kinds of animals and lets kids decide who comes out on top. He'll be reading his book, Who Would Win? Walrus vs. Elephant Seal.
3:45 - 4:15
3:45 - 4:15
Pam Allyn
Pam is a literacy advocate, educational expert, and the author of 26 books for educators, leaders, and families. She's also Senior Vice President for Innovation and Development at Scholastic Education, and she is the founder of LitLife, LitWorld, LitCamp. She will be sharing one of her favorite books, All Because You Matter.
Classroom registration
To help us better estimate participant levels and ensure a successful read-aloud experience for you and your students, please take a minute to register your classroom for the event. Emails from Storyvoice will include detailed student instructions, event updates and helpful tips.
To be filled out by a teacher
Your name
E-mail address
Mobile number
Only used to confirm receipt of first event email
Approximate number of student participants
How do you expect your class to participate?
Choose all that apply.
By submitting you agree to Storyvoice's privacy policy on behalf of you and your student audience. For any additional questions, please email support@storyvoice.live
Authors and Schedule
From May 24-28, join live read-alouds featuring your favorite Scholastic authors and titles.
David Shannon
Roy Digs Dirt
Monday, May 24
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Simon Philip
I Really Want to Win
Monday, May 24
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
Brenda Maier
The Little Blue Bridge
Tuesday, May 25
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Mượn Thị Văn
Wishes
Tuesday, May 25
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
Chana Stiefel
Let Liberty Rise!
Wednesday, May 26
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Sam Wedelich
Chicken Little and The Big Bad Wolf
Wednesday, May 26
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
Monica Clark-Robinson
Standing on Her Shoulders
Thursday, May 27
12:30 - 1:00 PM (EST)
Isabella Kung
No Fuzzball!
Thursday, May 27
1:15 - 1:45 PM (EST)
Ross Burach
The Little Butterfly that Could
Friday, May 28
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Wendy Shang
The Rice in the Pot Goes Round and Round
Friday, May 28
1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (EST)
From Beirut to Mumbai, and in schools across the US, this read-aloud event will bring together families and classrooms from around the world during each live session.
Get ready to read with world!
Map of Storyvoice community
Join award-winning Scholastic authors, teachers and Book Clubs staff for an all-day virtual read-aloud event hosted live on the Storyvoice app.
February 3, 2021
Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Scholastic Book Clubs and Storyvoice!
Author Shane DeRolf and Storyvoice host Mike Clarke reading The Crayon Box That Talked live on Storyvoice.
Share this event!
Join award-winning Scholastic authors, teachers and Book Clubs staff for an all-day virtual read-aloud event hosted live on the Storyvoice app.
February 3, 2021
Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with Scholastic Book Clubs and Storyvoice!
Share this event!
Join award-winning Scholastic authors, teachers and Book Clubs staff for an all-day virtual read-aloud event hosted live on the Storyvoice app.
February 3, 2021
Meet the readers!
A full day of live read-alouds with award winning Scholastic authors, teachers and Scholastic Book Clubs staff.
Ross Burach, author
The Little Butterfly That Could
9:00 a.m. (ET)
Malcolm Mitchell, author
My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World
9:45 a.m. (ET)
Beth Prince, Book Clubs Teacher
Child of the Dream
10:30 a.m. (ET)
Lucille Colandro, author
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Cactus
11:15 a.m. (ET)
Andrea Pinkney, author
Martin Rising: Requiem for a King
12:00 p.m. (ET)
Jerry Pallotta, author
Who Would Win? Walrus vs. Elephant Seal
3:00 p.m. (ET)
Pam Allyn, Educational expert
All Because You Matter
3:45 p.m. (ET)
Kicking off at 9 a.m. ET, we will feature seven hours of non-stop live reading sessions throughout the day. During each session, children will get to hear some of their favorite stories read out loud, as well as have a chance to participate live and practice reading with other kids from around the world.
Read-aloud schedule
Classroom registration
To help us better estimate participant levels and ensure a successful read-aloud experience for you and your students, please take a minute to register your classroom for the event. Emails from Storyvoice will include detailed student instructions, event updates and helpful tips.
To be filled out by a teacher
Your name
E-mail address
Mobile number
Only used to confirm receipt of first event email
Approximate number of student participants
How do you expect your class to participate?
Choose all that apply.
By submitting you agree to Storyvoice's privacy policy on behalf of you and your student audience. For any additional questions, please email support@storyvoice.live
Streaming live on Storyvoice
The full-day read-aloud event will take place on the all new Storyvoice web and mobile app, an interactive read-aloud tool backed by the MIT Media Lab. Available worldwide, you and your students can tune in from any mobile, tablet or laptop device.
Author Shane DeRolf and Storyvoice host Mike Clarke reading The Crayon Box That Talked live on Storyvoice.
Receive important event updates and detailed instructions for you and your students prior to the big event.
Register today to join in the fun!