The fourth annual Star Wars Reads Day, to encourage fans around the world to read from their favourite Star Wars comics, novels and activity books while promoting literacy, takes place 10th October. This year benefits from the fervour surrounding The Force Awakens.
“We are thrilled to be working so closely with Lucasfilm and our publishing partners in planning this year’s Star Wars Reads Day,” Jeanne Mosure, senior vice president and group publisher for Disney Publishing Worldwide, told USA Today. “The growth of this initiative globally is a true testament to the force of the Star Wars franchise and the importance of reading.”
Publishers including DK Books, Del Rey and Marvel, back producing Star Wars comics, are supporting the campaign.
There will be events across the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, and the UK.
Details on individual events can be found on the Star Wars Reads facebook page.
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