Bonnier Books runs and supports a number of projects focusing on young people’s reading and writing. One of these, Berättarministeriet – the Ministry of Storytelling – provides writing workshops in disadvantaged areas of Sweden.
Berättarministeriet provides free school programs for grades 2-5, with the vision of a Sweden where all are comfortable with the written word and have the ability to active take part in society.
Reading gives us increased knowledge, better insight and greater empathy, which in many ways provide a leg up in handling a variety of situations in life, both good and bad.
Reading enriches language and increases reading comprehension, which also provides an advantage later in life in pursuing higher education and being abel to take part in and influence public debate.