Local MP Celebrates World Book Day

Gillian Keegan MP is supporting World Book Day’s 25th anniversary today.

Each year, World Book Day creates bespoke £1 books for children and young adults across the UK and Ireland, to promote the power of imagination and the importance of reading. Through World Book Day, every child2 in Chichester will be given a £1 book token, which they can take to a bookshop or supermarket to get their free World Book Day book.

World Book Day has been changing children’s lives by encouraging a love of books and reading for 25 years. Reading for pleasure makes an enormous impact on a child’s future – whether that’s their educational success, well-being or mental health. World Book Day wants to see more children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with the life-long habit of reading for pleasure that will improve their life chances.

Gillian Keegan MP said “It is a pleasure to support World Book Day in its 25th year. It is so important that every child and young adult has access to a wide range of books to choose from – my own love of reading began in my childhood, so I am delighted to celebrate World Book Day and I encourage everyone across the Chichester constituency to take part and get reading!”

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