“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
The National Education Association’s Read Across America program is a year-round reading awareness initiative that motivates children and teens to read through local events, community partnerships, and online reading resources.
Each year, the NEA sets aside one special date — March 2, the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss — for Read Across America Day. Communities across the United State are encouraged to develop activities to commemorate the day as a way to bring the excitement of reading to children of all ages.
Want to be sure your classroom or community takes part this March? Contact your school, local library, or nearby bookstore about events that may be taking place in your community — or create an event of your own!