Stay Tuned for Upcoming Charity Campaign: International Children’s Day

In the U.S., Mother’s Day and Father’s Day have become well-established holidays. Children’s Day, on the other hand, hasn’t ever become fully entrenched as an American tradition, even though it (or rather, several different Children’s Days) actually predates Mother’s and Father’s Days.

June 1st was established as International Children’s Day in 1925 at the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland. "National Child’s Day" was proclaimed by President George W. Bush as June 3, 2001 and in subsequent years on the first Sunday in June. There are dozens of other dates celebrated as Children’s Day around the world (see Wikipedia), but we figured we had to decide on one or two, and since June 1st is when it’s celebrated in Germany, where BookRix headquarters is located, and the first Sunday in June is when it’s official in the U.S., this seemed like the best occasion!

So…later this week we will begin a charity campaign for International Children’s Day. We will be donating $2 for every book uploaded between May 27–31 to First Book, a charity organization that provides new books to children in need.

Stay tuned for more details, but we thought you might like to get a little bit of a head start on your writing (or maybe even spend another day or two editing something you were ready to upload).

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