|"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild,
to pick up a book and read to a child."
Read Across America
Read Across America is a national day celebrating reading. The idea was first created in May 1997 as a way to get children excited about reading. It was then decided to celebrate it on Dr. Seussís Birthday. So on March 2nd, 1998 the largest celebration of reading began. By celebrating Dr. Seuss, the most beloved childrenís author, sends a message to children that readings is important and fun. Read Across America is now celebrated annually on Dr. Seussís birthday, March 2nd. Read Across America is sponsored by the National Educations Association, the California Teachers Association along with many of the countryís leading literacy and youth groups to motivate children to read. The National Educations Association encourages cities and towns across the nation to host local events to celebrate and promote reading. For more information on Read Across America, please visit the NEA's website.