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Reading All Year Long

From booklists to tips for reading out loud, find what you need to inspire students to pick up a book and become lifelong readers.


Event videos and complementary education materials aim to inspire educators and
librarians to get and keep boys and girls reading—and reading widely. Learn more.

Read Across Hawaii!

NEA and our affiliate, the Hawaii State Teachers Association, kicked off this year’s “NEA’s Read Across America” program with reading events in Honolulu and Wailuka emphasizing the theme “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers,” with a selection of books featured in the Read Across America resource calendar and poster.

Each year, NEA’s Read Across America program creates a colorful calendar of books and reading lesson ideas for our members, highlighted here. Join us as we celebrate children’s literature and work to cultivate good reading habits that will last a lifetime. Learn about diverse books from this year's Read Across America Calendar.

NEA is committed to celebrating reading and literacy throughout the year by showcasing popular children’s authors and trends in children’s literature. NEA Today, NEA's flagship publication, honors that commitment with News and Features from the World of Reading.

"Watch Me Read" HMS Choir, Hyattsville, MD, presents Watch Me Read to the tune of the Whip and Nae Nae in honor of Reading Rally Day.

We Need Diverse Books!

NEA's Read Across America is proud to partner with We Need Diverse Books, the collaborative effort by diverse authors and illustrators and literacy advocates to support diversity in children and young adult literature. We participated in their Tumblr and will work with We Need Diverse Books and FirstBook for greater diversity in classroom and school libraries and book lists that celebrate diversity of all kinds. We are revamping our own booklists and finding more for you to share with students. Go to

Looking for Books?

If you serve a high needs student population and are in need of books for your reading event, there are organizations that can help. They have books by Dr. Seuss and many of your favorite authors for free or at significant discounts. Find out more about these Read Across partners.


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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.