National Read Across America Day is March 2! On this day many people in the United States such as students, parents, and teachers join together to celebrate. This day also celebrates the birthday of the famous Dr. Seuss, known for writing children’s books. Though not a public holiday, it is acknowledged because reading is fundamental for everyone to know how to do and be apart of. We here at Ark-La-Tex love reading and encourage it!
Some background on National Read Across Day, it started in 1997 by The National Education Association (NEA). The organization drove the initiative to have a special day to celebrate reading in the United States. Their motive behind starting was to get more school-aged children and young adults to read more and love it. This idea become real popular and the first Read Across America Day was the next year in 1998. This nationwide recognition exists side-by-side with the birthday of Dr. Seuss. His real name is Geisel, a famous American writer best known for writing children books. Some of his books include: Green Eggs and Ham, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Cat in the Hat.
Many schools, libraries, and community centers participate in the day to take part in reading books. Here in the Ark-La-Tex, there are libraries having family-friendly events. Some include:
March 7. They will also have a Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party where there will celebration and reading.
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