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Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat!


NEA’s Read Across America Day is fast approaching—are you ready?

Observed on March 2 (Dr. Seuss’s birthday), the nation’s largest reading party is the perfect time to celebrate your love of reading, whether it’s sharing your favorite book with a grandchildor organizing a community read-in.

Looking for ideas? Here are some tips from NEA-Retired members:

  • Contact a local bookstore to organize a book drive for a homeless shelter.
  • Hold a read-in for local children and parents and share reading tips.
  • Invite high school students to join you as readers.
  • Show some character: Dress up as your favorite children’s book character and read with students.
  • Help school libraries in need. Organize a Books Across America fundraiser or book drive.
  • Write a letter to the editor or use your blog to help publicize NEA’s Read Across America Day and the year-round Read Across America program.
  • Become a fan of the Read Across America Facebook page and join the Cause page as well.
  • Post your photos on Flickr and share your plans with NEA’s Read Across America.

Don’t forget to enter the 2010 Read Across America Awards! You’ll find information on the RAA Web site.


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