Children’s Book Fair Showcases American Books

The Scholastic Book Fair Carnival came to Lahore!

Hundreds of families delighted yesterday in an exciting atmosphere of great books, thrilling stories, and fun at the American International School System in Lahore, Pakistan. Readers of all ages walked away with the grandest prize of all: a lifelong love of reading!

Literacy levels in Pakistan are today among the lowest in South Asia, with only Bangladesh and Nepal lagging slightly behind. The national literacy rate is 54 percent out of which 66.25 percent of men and 41.75 of women are literate. The impact this has on lives is profound.

Our Book Fair is a wonderful way to promote reading and to offer the community access to great books at affordable prices. Children are also more likely to read books they personally choose.

The day also included a music concert, family funfair, puppet show, magic show and face painting surrounded by books the entire day!

See photographs of the event on Facebook.