Approximately 10 percent of Amazon’s worldwide revenue comes from book sales, according to statistics reported by WordsRated.com. That equates to a whopping $28 billion! Many bookworms purchase hardcopies, paperbacks, audiobooks and Kindle books from the popular e-commerce giant. But, now for a limited time only, Amazon is offering readers one free Kindle book from a list of ten diverse titles, including a disability e-book.
This freebie offer is part of Amazon Publishing World Book Day, an international literacy holiday. Since 2018, Amazon has celebrated this observance and encouraged its customers to read more by offering an e-book download at no cost. In the past four years, Amazon has given away over 5.5 million free Kindle books to more than 1.2 million unique readers in at least 190 countries and territories, as part of its ongoing effort to promote diversity in storytelling and connect people through reading despite differences in language, country or culture (including disability culture).
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For the 2023 celebration, Amazon Publishing World Book Day is offering ten titles comprised of books from around the world. Among the titles is Piece by Piece: How I Built My Life by David Aguilar and his father Ferran Aguilar. Published by Amazon Crossing Kids in October 2022, Piece by Piece is a memoir – equal parts heartwarming and humorous – about David, who uniquely self-advocated for himself in more ways than one. More specifically, this creative youngster built himself a prosthetic arm out of LEGO bricks. And, yes, it actually works!
David was born with Poland Syndrome, a congenital condition that caused his right forearm to be underdeveloped. It didn’t take long for David to prove himself as an innovative problem-solver. At just nine years old, he built himself his first prosthesis from LEGO bricks. David continued to finesse his functional design, as well as built more, equally impressive LEGO masterpieces. Earlier this year, David, whose from Andorra, was inducted into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame for building the world’s first functional LEGO prosthetic arm. He’s often referred to as a real-life Tony Stark.
In the memoir, David not only writes about his unique journey, but shares his commitment to building a meaningful life and a better world – “piece by piece.” Now that’s valuable motivation at its finest – and it can be read for free thanks to Amazon Publishing World Book Day! This limited-time offer is only valid through April 30, 2023. So hurry! To review the terms and conditions, click here.
Here is the complete list of the ten e-book choices:
- The Last Rose of Shanghai (China | Lake Union)
- All the Lies They Did Not Tell (Italy | Crossing)
- Say Her Name (United Kingdom | Thomas & Mercer)
- Small Deaths (India | Crossing)
- War and Me (Iraq | Crossing)
- Such a Beautiful Thing to Behold (Nigeria | Little A)
- Broken Summer (Korea | Crossing)
- West Side Love Story (United States | Montlake)
- Piece by Piece (Andorra | Crossing Kids)
- Where Waters Meet (China | Crossing)
FYI, World Book Day has the hashtag of #ReadTheWorld, in case you want to share this offer on your social media feed in an effort to promote literacy and disability inclusion.