Read Across America

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First Lady Hillary Clinton reading to a child on Read Across America Day, 1998

Read Across America is an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association that began in 1997.[1]

One part of the project is National Read Across America Day, an observance in the United States held on the school day closest to March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.[2]


  1. ^ McCray, Q (March 2, 2017). "Children celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday on 'Read Across America' Day". WJLA. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ellsworth AFB celebrates National Read Across America Day". Rapid City Journal. March 15, 2016. Retrieved November 8, 2017.

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