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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
“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

Ready, Set...Read!

Celebrate the joy of reading this month with these featured articles and resources.
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American Indian/Alaska Native/First Nations Titles

Titles to share to help readers of all ages get to know Native people and their nations.
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Book Club Basics

The book club experience is social and a great way to motivate kids to read, get them talking about books, and have them share ideas and perspectives.
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Meet Marya Khan!

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YA Author Chat

Four young adult authors—J. Elle (Wings of Ebony), Margarita Engle (With a Star in My Hand), Loan Le (A Phở Love Story), and Britteny Morris (The Cost of Knowing)—discuss why diverse books matter for all students as part of a moderated conversation led by educator Tanya Johnson Martin.

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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.
National Education Association

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.