Read Across America Day — March 1st

The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading awareness program calling for every child, in every community, to recognize Dr. Seuss’ birthday. | #ThankATeacher

Are you seeking books that highlight diversity, social justice and empathy for #ReadAcrossAmerica Day? This NEA list, curated by educators, for every grade level. Check it out #EdJustice

Origin of Read Across America

In May 1997, a small reading task force at NEA came up with a big idea. “Let’s create a day to celebrate reading,” the group decided. “We hold pep rallies to get kids excited about football. We assemble to remember that Character Counts.

Why don’t we do something to get kids excited about reading? We’ll call it ‘NEA’s Read Across America’ and we’ll celebrate it on Dr. Seuss’s birthday.”