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Read Across America Day

What does Read Across America Day celebrate?

Read Across America Day is a day to celebrate the joys of reading. It also brings awareness to the importance of reading in education and helps to motivate kids to read more.

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When is Read Across America Day celebrated?

March 2nd. This is also the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Who celebrates this day?

Schools and children across the United States celebrate this day. Teachers and librarians take the day as a special time to focus on the joys of reading.

What do people do to celebrate?

Schools and libraries do all sorts of things to celebrate. They may have book reading contests or hold book fairs where kids can find new books to read. Some teachers even hold a birthday party for Dr. Seuss where they have birthday cake and read some of his books out loud.

Things You Can Do on this Day History of Read Across America Day

The idea for a day to celebrate reading was first thought up by a group called the National Education Association, also called the NEA. They first brought up the idea to have a special reading day in 1997. A lot of people really liked the idea and just a year later, in 1998, the first Read Across America Day was held.

They decided to have the day on Dr. Seuss birthday. Dr. Seuss is one of the great authors of children's books. Most kids have grown up reading his many entertaining books such as Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and Horton Hears a Who!

Fun Facts About Read Across America Day March Holidays
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