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NEA's Read Across America

Mark Your Calendars! Read Across America Day is March 2, 2015

Oh, the Places You'll Go when you read! March 2, 2015 is NEA's Read Across America Day and this year, the book is the Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go.  To make your event Seussational, go to Plan a Reading Event for Read Across America for tips and ideas to plan your own event. Be sure to follow Read Across America on Facebook and Twitter with #readacrossamerica.

Don't Forget to Take the Pledge!

How will you help create a nation of readers? Take the Read Across Pledge, and tell us your plans for celebrating Read Across America Day. We’ll publish them, so others can be inspired by your event.

STEAM Scholarship Opportunity

In recognition of the 25th anniversary of Oh, the Places You'll Go, Dr. Seuss Enterprises in partnership with NEA's Read Across America will offer a Kid You'll move Mountains! STEAM Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship includes a trip to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure theme park and a once-in-a-lifetime ride on the Goodyear Blimp!  

For official rules go to


About NEA’s Read Across America

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child."

Books Build A Brighter Tomorrow Award

2015 Books Build a Brighter Tomorrow Award: for educators interested in putting more diversity on shelves in schools. Annie and SONY Pictures are working with the National Education Association to deliver Books for a Brighter Tomorrow, a national program to support classroom and school libraries and build on NEA's signature literacy program, Read Across America. Awards of $1,000 are available to public schools that serve economically disadvantaged students in order to enrich book collections with diverse children's literature and offer titles that give kids a chance to discover themselve and their life experiences in stories. The deadline has been extended to March 2, 2015! Learn more here.


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Follow The Read Across America Cat-A-Van Tours!

Oklahoma: March 2, 2015

Texas: March 3-4, 2015

Louisiana: March 5-6, 2015