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It’s Read Across America Day!

110 years ago Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was born.
57 years ago The Cat in the Hat was published.
17 years ago Read Across America Day was established.
Today is Read Across America Day.

Sounds great! But what is it?

 

 

Read Across America Day was established by the National Education Association (NEA) as a day to celebrate reading—no matter where or how it’s taking place. The day coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss (his birthday is March 2) and honors his contributions to the world of reading and children’s literature.

Across the country, thousands of classrooms, schools, libraries, bookstores, and individuals will observe the day in any number of ways. I’ve watched videos of kids crafting their own red-and-white striped hats before listening to The Cat in the Hat. I’ve seen photos of sports team mascots handing out books to classrooms. Wheelock College in Boston, MA, is even featuring a special Seuss-themed menu, a photo booth, volunteer opportunities, and a children’s book trivia challenge!

But observing the day yourself can be much simpler than that. I’ve narrowed it down to two things:

1. Choose a book.
2. Read.

Be sure to visit the NEA website at nea.org for Read Across America Day resources, tips on raising a reader, and ways to promote reading in your home and community.

 

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