Today is March 2nd, which means it’s National Read Across America Day in honor of children’s author Theodore Seuss Geisel – known to kids around the world as Dr. Seuss.
Dr. Seuss would have turned 108 today, and in honor of his birthday, we’re heading to our local libraries, picking up our favorite books, and promoting reading and literacy.
Established in 1998, the National Endowment for the Arts started Read Across America to celebrate they joys of reading and learning across the country. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the country’s largest celebration of reading.
So grab a book, make a rhyme,
get comfortable and take some time
to read across America today
and wish Dr. Seuss a happy birthday!
Great Ways to Celebrate Reading
- Join our conversation on twitter – Tweet @cpbneducation and use the hashtag #myfavebook to tell us about a book that made a difference in your life.
- Head to your local library and check out a new book. (Try asking the librarians for recommendations – we guarantee you’ll get something great!)
- Check out this great article from NPR about bridging the political divide by reading “books that aren’t for you.”
- Learn more about Dr. Seuss and his legacy from PBS NewsHour.
- Use the resources below that feature Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat from the PBS Kids show Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! and resources for parents that include activities to help kids learn to read and best practices for at-home learning.