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create & celebrate a nation of diverse readers

Let's read and grow together with 12 months of recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that promote diversity and inclusion.
Marley Dias
“Diverse stories provide kids with different perspectives and help them see how others think and feel. Put reading to kids on your calendar all year round. Take NEA's Read Across America Diverse Books Challenge and help kids of all ages discover their own voices as they learn from the stories of others.”
Quote by: Marley Dias, Read Across America Ambassador and Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks

Ready, Set...Read!

Celebrate the joy of reading this month with these featured articles and resources.
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Classroom Resources to Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Find posters, bookmarks, stickers, and more to show your support for banned books and freedom from censorship in the classroom.
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Recommended Titles

Share these stories that celebrate major figures and the lives of everyday men, women, and children of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander heritage.
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Keep Learning Wherever You Are

Sign up to receive monthly emails full of NEA’s best resources, tips, and inspiration to help you bring your very best to your students each day. Whether you’re just starting your career in education, or you’ve been working for decades, we have something for everyone to take into their practice.
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About Read Across America

What is NEA's Read Across America? Find answers to your frequently asked questions about the National Education Association's year-round celebration of diverse books and meet the people behind it.
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Join Our Community of Readers

Are you a teacher, librarian, educator, author, or devoted book worm? Join the Read Across America Facebook group to share resources, ideas, and experiences as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.