World Book Day 2021: As people across the world struggle to cope up with the pandemic, books have become a powerful tool to tackle loneliness and isolation. World Book Day is observed every year on April 23. According to the UNESCO, “In some countries the number of books read has doubled” since the pandemic forced people to stay home. On World Book and Copyright Day, let us spare a thought about millions of underprivileged children who are far removed from the world of books, online classes and one never knows when they may go back to school again. On this World Book Day, it’s important to take the time out and read with children. Books are the biggest tools to ‘fight illiteracy, poverty and strengthen peace.