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NEA's Read Across America
Celebrate a nation of diverse readers with our recommended books, authors, and teaching resources.
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Read Across America Advisory Committee

These are the NEA educators who guide us in our mission.
Members of the 2023-2024 Read Across America Advisory Committee
Front and center: Christina Bohringer (Chair, VA); From left to right, front row: Ovidia Molina (TX); Brenda Brathwaite (NJ); Pamella Johnson (WA); Second row: Tyler (Marshall) Murphy (KY); Yan Yii (MA); Heather Bakke (MN); Maritza Avila (CA); Back row: Casey Vanwhy (PA); Melissa Costantino-Poruben (PA); Zachary Grimm (OK); Mary Beth Tate (AL); Erica Webber-Jones (MS). Not pictured: Sherry East (SC); Anita Gibson (AL); Tanya Johnson Martin (MD).

NEA’s Read Across America Advisory Committee reviews and provides feedback on NEA’s work to “Celebrate a Nation of Diverse Readers” by highlighting diverse authors and books for an increasingly diverse student population across America.

The 2023-2024 Committee members are:

  • Christina Bohringer (Chair, VA)
  • Maritza Avila (CA)
  • Heather Bakke (MN)
  • Brenda Brathwaite (NJ)
  • Melissa Costantino-Poruben (PA)
  • Sherry East (SC)
  • Anita Gibson (AL)
  • Zachary Grimm (OK)
  • Pamella Johnson (WA)
  • Tanya Johnson Martin (MD)
  • Ovidia Molina (TX)
  • Marshall Murphy (KY)
  • Mary Beth Tate (AL)
  • Casey Vanwhy (PA)
  • Erica Webber-Jones (MS)
  • Yan Yii (MA)
Celebrate a nation of diverse readers with our recommended books, authors, and teaching resources.
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