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Highlights from NEA's Read Across America 2018

A celebration of diverse readers, authors, and stories

Kicking Off NEA's Read Across America for 2018

A Celebration of Diverse Books and Readers

Hundreds of third and fourth graders in a rainbow of Read Across America T-shirts packed into the NEA auditorium in Washington, D.C., to kick off  March's month-long reading celebration. “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers” is this year's theme and the event showcased best-selling diverse authors Kwame Alexander, Jesse J. Holland, and Gene Luen Yang as well as 20 authors of diverse books featured in the Read Across America Resource Calendar. Read more, here.

Read Across America Facebook Live Event

On Thursday, March 1st, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García took questions from educators and their students for a Q&A with award-winning authors and 2018 Read Across America Ambassadors Gene Luen Yang, Kwame Alexander, and Jesse J. Holland

Find out what they had to say and what Panera Bread has to do with inspiration.

Click here to download the 2018-19 Read Across America Resource Calendar and Poster!

Our Read Across America Online Store is Open!

Visit to purchase stickers, bookmarks, pencils, mugs, hats & more. We have all you need to create a memorable RAA celebration.