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2023-2024 Read Across America Calendar

Each month, we feature three books—one each for young, middle grade, and young adult readers—that explore a topic related to diversity and inclusion. Check out the calendar below to see what's in store!

NEA strives to make sure that every student has access to age-appropriate books that show they are reflected and respected, and opposes efforts to limit students’ access to such books. Nevertheless, NEA urges educators to comply with state and local laws and policies that may limit what books they may teach and recommend to their students.

Chapter Books for Early Readers

Covers of two Magic Tree House books, Polar Bears Past Bedtime and Fact Tracker Polar Bears and the Arctic

Create enthusiastic readers with Magic Tree House (MTH) early chapter book choices for beginning independent readers that are fun, accessible, and help improve comprehension and the habit of reading.

  • Magic Tree House Book #12: Polar Bears Past Bedtime

  • Nonfiction: Magic Tree House Fact Tracker: Polar Bears and the Arctic

Ready to use these MTH books and more in your classroom? Visit for downloadable MTH resources or head to Eligible educators can join FirstBook's Network to bring new books and resources to the classroom.

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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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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, experiences as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers.
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