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RAA Contest - Virtual Author Visit


This year, for the very first time, you have the chance to win a virtual visit with an author who wrote one of the books from our Read Across America calendar!

Diversify Your School's Bookshelves:
Enter the 2022 Read Across America Sweepstakes

This year, you could win a virtual author visit at the public school of your choice! Our Read Across America books represent a kaleidoscope of perspectives, cultures, and characters. Authors available for a virtual visit are: David Bowles, author of My Two Border Towns, is an award-winning writer, poet, and translator; J. Elle, the author of the New York Times and Indie bestseller Wings of Ebony; and Ellen Oh, who wrote Finding Junie Kim as well as the highly acclaimed, young-adult Prophecy Trilogy. Learn more about these accomplished writers below.

Entering the 2022 Read Across America Sweepstakes is easy! Fill out the form below for the chance to win a virtual visit at a public school of your choice with an author whose book is featured on our Read Across America’s 2021-2022 calendar!

Only one entry is allowed per person—but the more people who submit from your school, the more likely you are to win! Share this page with friends, family, and colleagues to have them enter.

Important information: All entries must be submitted between January 10, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time and January 31, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NEA will draw the Sweepstakes winner on February 1, 2022 and coordinate with them to provide a virtual author visit for the public school of the winner's choice.

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Ellen Oh author bio
David Bowles author bio
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Join the Nation’s Largest Celebration of Reading

Readers who feel included, recognized, and a part of the world are engaged readers. The titles and resources featured by NEA’s Read Across America calendar include books that students can see themselves reflected in, as well as books that allow readers to see a world or a character that might be different from them. 

Each month, we feature three books—one each for young, middle grade, and young adult readers— plus suggestions for discussions and activities. Winning the 2022 Read Across America Sweepstakes not only brings these books into your classrooms, but also opens new worlds and experiences to your students.

The 2021-2022 Read Across America Calendar

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Join Our Community of Readers

Are you a teacher, librarian, educator, author, or devoted bookworm? Join the Read Across America Facebook group to share resources, ideas, experiences as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers.
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