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NEA Read Across America — March 1, 2019
The National Education Association’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program calling for every child, in every community, to celebrate reading on March 1, in recognition of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. | #ThankATeacher
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.”