Read Across America

Celebrate Read Across America in March

NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading each March, normally around March 2, the birthday of the beloved Dr. Seuss.

Every year, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers across the country will bring together kids and adults to celebrate the joys of reading.

NEA has plenty of resources for activities, booklists, and more to help organize a Read Across America event in your school or classroom.

  * Getting started
  * Activity ideas
  * Book lists and materials
  * Calendars

Take the Pledge

Inspire educators in other states and nations with your “Pledge” for a successful Read Across America event at .

Share your Read Across America activities E-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (Please put READ ACROSS AMERICA as the subject) to share your Read Across America plans for your school and classroom, or share pictures from the celebration. Stories and photos will be featured on our Website.

Additional information is available at’s Read Across America page.