Read Across America Day

In 1997 a group known as the National Education Association, wanted to create a special day, a holiday of sorts, to celebrate reading throughout the United States. The first Read Across America Day was held on March 2, 1998. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel), an American writer known for writing some of the most iconic, widely read, and shared children’s books. Some of his books include the very popular Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Cat in the Hat.

The National Education Association represents approximately 3 million elementary and secondary school teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and even students preparing to become teachers. The duty and goal of the National Education Association is to provide resources and activities for educators, parents, and children and to get and keep people reading!

So in honor of Read Across America Day grab your favorite book and share it with a friend or family member!


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