TYO Recommends: Friday, September 14

Reading for the Record. Last week marked World Literacy Day. Don't miss any of the facts. Check out this colorful and inspirational infographic and Room to Read's Annual Report of Literacy.

Gazan Point of View. Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Palestinian author Laila El-Haddad about her  experiences, perspectives, and work as a writer and media activist. Her responses are below.

Teach for Tots? We've long been interested in the debate over the use of technology in early childhood education. The Washington Post's Valerie Strauss asks "Is Technology Sapping Children's Creativity?"

Mental Health Facts. Some startling facts about the devastating impact of mental health worldwide in Vikram Patel's recent TED talk.