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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
NEA’s Read Across America uplifts inclusive stories so that kids across the country can see themselves reflected in a book. Join us in making reading fun for every reader.
Quote by: Marley Dias, Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks

Ready, Set...Read!

Celebrate the joy of reading this month with these featured articles and resources.
Author Kelly Starling Lyons

Grab Your Hat for Storytime with Author Kelly Starling Lyons

Read along with Tiara's Hat Parade.
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Asian American and Pacific Islander Recommended Titles

Share stories that celebrate the AAPI community and the lives of everyday men, women, and children who made and are making history.
Denise Emmerling-Baker I Am Jazz

Students Deserve a Welcoming and Inclusive School Setting

A Wisconsin community comes together in support of transgender and non-binary students, after an "I Am Jazz" reading event was canceled by a Florida-based group.
Book Pantry

Explore Simon & Schuster’s The Book Pantry!

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The Book Pantry is your guide to book discovery. Educators can explore recommendations and download resources for their classrooms. With curriculum and reading group guides, author of the month features, and more, it’s a one-stop shop. Be sure to also check out the highlights of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing's Summer 2021 Teacher & Librarian Preview.
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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.