Reading Data in Brazil

For a Brazil of Readers ...

In Brazil, although research indicates more optimistic results, the number of readers is still very small, considering the size and population of the country. It is a fact that the reading of the Brazilian is still not satisfactory: in statistical terms, the Brazilian reads, on average, less than 2.54 books per capita / year by spontaneous demand. It is not by chance that the lowest readership is recorded in the social segments whose members have lower purchasing power and lower level of schooling. Or, according to the document Portraits of Reading in Brazil (FAILLA, 2016), "the more educated or richer the interviewee is, the greater the penetration of reading and the average number of books read in the last 3 months."

On the other hand, we have the issue of access to books and printed matter: a total of 128,020 libraries were to be built in Brazil between 2011 and 2020 in Brazilian schools to comply with Law 12.244 of May 2010, which establishes the obligation to have a collection of at least one book per student in each country's educational institution. For that, it would be necessary to build 39 units per day, according to a survey by the "Todos pela Educação" movement, based on the 2011 School Census.

It is with the objective of attenuating this reality and giving support to the schools, with regard to reading and literature, that we propose the "Little Books", in view of the book's encounter with the reader in a playful environment, conducive to socialization and the stimulation of reading, thus enhancing the impact that reading can have on the daily life of the institution.