March 2: National Read Across America Day
Theodor Seuss Geisel, known best as the author Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2. He was a beloved author who entertained young and old audiences for over 80 years with titles such as The Cat in the Hat, And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street, and Green Eggs and Ham. In 1997, the National Education Association created Read Across America Day which is now celebrated annually on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Read Across America Day celebrates the joys of reading. The program focuses on getting elementary-aged children excited about reading, but also encourages people of all ages to get involved. Whether it’s a school-age child who reads to a parent or grandparent, or an adult who reads one of their childhood favorites— find a cozy, quiet nook, pull a book off the shelf and read!