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Resources for Celebrating NEA's Read Across America


NEA’s Read Across America Day, NEA’s national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Now in its thirteenth year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!

The theme is green this year for a very special 2012 Read Across America celebration. NEA's Read Across America campaign will showcase Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax as well as NBC/Universal's The Lorax (featuring the voices of Taylor Swift, Zach Effron, Danny Devito and Betty White).  For a sneak peek, check out the latest trailer at http://www.theloraxmovie.com/index.php. The film opens nationwide March 2, 2012. Universal, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and Random House have joined NEA's Read Across America, creating new posters and classroom guides for the campaign. Read Across America will also develop new event ideas and materials to help you make this a Seussational celebration.

Where do you find all these wonderful resources? Check out the NEA’s Read Across America page at http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm

While you’re there, check out the step-by-step instructions on how to pull off a great Read Across America celebration in your school or community. A variety of time-tested techniques and templates are there for your use.


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