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Read Across America

11 Feb

Every day I celebrate reading.

Every day I celebrate books- and the writers and illustrators who make them possible.

Every day I celebrate the teachers, booksellers and librarians who promote this activity to their students and to their communities.

Every day I celebrate the power of words to move people- and their ability to bring them together.

I’m not alone in these celebrations, I know. In a previous post, I talked about World Book Night and how they’re doing their part to promote literacy. On April 23rd, they’re giving away a million books in four different countries worldwide.

But, before that, the National Education Association (NEA) is holding their annual Read Across America event. Every March 2nd (the birth date of Dr. Seuss), activities are thrown all over the country to motivate children to read- and to make them aware how important it is to have reading a part of their lives.

This year’s theme centers around “The Lorax.” Not only is it one of his most beloved and important books, a film adaptation will also be released that day.

I made a pledge to spread the word about Read Across America to everyone I know. I want everyone to be able to participate in this event! You can make a pledge, as well.

Now in its fifteenth year, Read Across America continues to grow and get better. Check out the site for more information on how to get involved, to get some ideas on what you can do, and to see what’s happening in your town on March 2nd. Let’s make the day Seussical!

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