a child's right to read
"Reading is an issue of social justice, ...according to the International Literacy Association (ILA). The right to read means giving each student the capability to access information that can allow them to reach their fullest potential."
“Teaching children to read opens up a world of possibilities for them. It builds their capacity for creative and critical thinking, expands their knowledge base, and develops their ability to respond with empathy and compassion to others." ILA, 2018
"...reading directly contributes to the child’s mental, social, cultural and spiritual development,...."
Prof @ Uni of Nottingham