Let’s make reading diverse books part of who we are as a nation and as readers! Take NEA’s Read Across America Diverse Books Challenge and share stories with kids of all ages that are as diverse and complex as the world we live in.
You can do it in just five easy steps. Here’s how:
Volunteer to read to students Go read to kids!
Be a fresh voice in a classroom, library, or after-school program as a guest reader.
Find your books
Choose from monthly recommendations in the Read Across America digital calendar or search all book lists at www.nea.org/readacross.
Do it every month (or week or day)
Make a reading connection wherever you go. Read aloud and spark discussion with students of all ages or do activities related to the books you share. NEA has discussion questions and activity suggestions to help you get started.
Share on social media
Tell all your friends and followers on social media about your reading adventures! #ReadAcrossAmerica #NEADiverseBookChallenge
Challenge someone else!
Encourage others to read aloud to kids and introduce students to a wide range of stories that reflect all kinds of perspectives and experiences.
When people make the time to read with children, they get the message that reading is important! Join NEA’s Read Across America in raising awareness about the importance, value, and fun of reading and sharing diverse books.
Spread the Word!
Download these graphics, share on your social media channels, and challenge your friends and colleagues!