April Dive | ‘Hoot’ by Carl Hiaasen

Talk about coincidence! We chose the April Dive long ago, only to discover that Hoot by Carl Hiaasen is one of the books being given away during World Book Night (April 23, 2014) to encourage reading among young non-readers and adults.

Each year on April 23 –Shakespeare’s birthday– tens of thousands of people in the U.S. go out into their communities and give a total of half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.

April 23 is the UNESCO International Day of the Book, as well as Shakespeare’s birthday! It was also chosen in honor of Miguel de Cervantes, who died on April 23, 1616 (the same day as Shakespeare). In the Catalan region of Spain, the day is celebrated by giving a book and a flower to a loved one. World Book Night was first celebrated in the UK and Ireland in 2011.

– FAQ at World Book Night US

hootWe love the motto for World Book Night because it sums up the reasons Deep Blue Readers exists (and why we think kids keep coming back each month for more!) –

Spreading the love of reading, person to person.

So we hope you’ll join us on Sunday, April 27  @ 1:30 to dive into conversation about Roy Eberhart, Beatrice the Bear, Mullet Fingers and, yes, even Dana Matherson. See that nice silver medal on the cover? Hoot was a Newbery Honor recipient in 2003.

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