What World Book Day Means To Me As An Author & Avid Reader

Jessica Gioglio
4 min readMar 4, 2021

Today is World Book Day! Did you know that World Book Day is designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading? Or that World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe? Now you do.

World Book Day is special for me on many levels. Today, I am the proud co-author of two books, The Power of Visual Storytelling and The Laws of Brand Storytelling. But, even before I became a published author, books have played a prominent role in my life.

I know my love of books and reading comes from my Mom. Growing up, my Mom always read to us. I remember loving The Polar Express, The Secret Garden, the Eloise books, the Madeline book series, plus the American Girl book series, among many others. I also remember that my childhood dream was to be either an author or an artist!

As I grew older and became able to read on my own, I remember my Mom telling me that I learned to read early for my age — and was a bit of a brat about it. Apparently, I told my teacher in school that I was bored because the other kids were not at my reading ability. Not my humblest moment, but it did result in more challenging books being…

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Jessica Gioglio

Co- author, The Laws of Brand Storytelling and The Power of Visual Storytelling. Passionate about travel, tech, startups, and telling the stories that matter.