Google's Literacy Project - So You Can Read Good
Google has unveiled a new Web site dedicated to literacy. It's an online resource for teachers, literacy organizations and anyone else who might be interested in finding books online, promoting literacy and education at all age levels.
Titled The Literacy Project, the site was set up through an agreement with UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning and LitCam, the Frankfurt Book Fair literacy campaign. The site provides users access to literacy resources from around the world, including videos about projects to increase literacy. It also allows patrons to create a reading group or blog about literacy-related topics.
The site's videos are especially interesting: today's include a Bollywood video, a British literacy project, and a U.S. inner-city school project. Google is taking a stance with this site, saying it's not about piracy of books, but about everyone having access to them, which is a public library's mission. Doesn't everyone deserve to read good?