400 years ago two of the most well-known writers of world literature died: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and William Shakespeare (1564 -1616). That's why we are celebrating Book Day today!
|Shakespeare and Cervantes. El Placer de la Lectura.com|
The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Catalonia, Spain. The original idea was of the Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes, who died on this date.
|Vicente Clavel Andrés en enero 1958. La Piedra de Sifio.com|
In 1995 UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.
|World Book Day and Copyright Day. UNESCO|
Ledicia (3º ESO A) has recorded a brief podcast about William Shakespeare's life. We hope you like and find it interesting!
Thanks a lot, Ledicia!
Our Student Teacher from the University of Georgia, Monan Lu, has recorded this video to share her reading habits and likes with all of us and also to reflect on why reading matters.
Thanks a lot, Monan, for such an inspiring message!