Read Across America Day

Written by: Shelby Nix

Read Across America Day is a time to celebrate reading nationwide. It takes place on the 2nd of March, and also on Dr. Seussโ€™s birthday. Lots of schools, libraries, and community centers bring together many people and books.

This is a time to motivate reading, and also is an awareness program that calls for reading across the whole country. A variety of reading activities and events are held. For example, some students take part in a Read Across America channel designed to showcase student and educator videos around the country. ย Others make reading pledges, organize book fairs, or read aloud to groups of people.

It is not a federal public holiday, but it is very much so celebrated with students and educators. The National Education Association created the day for people to see how important reading is.

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