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.
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Meet the winner of NEA’s Read Across America 2022 Sweepstakes—and find out what she and her colleagues won.
“Kids should be able to be the main characters in their own lives. We want them to know that who they are matters...[but] some decision-makers are trying to ban books, dictate what teachers say, and block kids from learning our shared stories to confront injustice and build and more perfect union.”
Quote by: Marley Dias, Read Across America Ambassador and Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks
Celebrate Black History
Celebrate the joy of reading this month with these featured articles and resources.
Ready, Set, Read Across America! Now's the time to plan for NEA’s Read Across America Day in March and get involved in year-round reading fun in your community.
African American Booklist
Celebrate African American heritage, tradition, and achievement when you share the stories of African Americans throughout history and inspire young readers to learn more about their relevance today.
Update your Black History Month Learning with New Titles from Simon & Schuster
With a mix of fiction and nonfiction for all ages, Simon & Schuster has the perfect catalog of books for your students during Black History Month!
Here’s What We’re Reading...
Click on a month below for our recommended books, plus suggestions for discussions and activities.
Create a Better World
Find the Right Words
Promote Healing & Growth
Activate Inner Strengths
Explore Societal Forces
Celebrate Black History
Bring Communities Together
Nurture Family Bonds
Support LGBTQ+ Communities
Cultivate Caring Connections
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.
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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