Read Across America Day

Angela Creason, parent reader, reads “The Butter Battle Book” by Dr. Seuss to Matthew C. Perry Elementary students in their classroom here March 2. M.C. Perry Elementary school children and parents celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday by reading their favorite Dr. Seuss books together. (Credit Wikimedia

From a child’s first foray into the depths of a story to an adult’s escape into a world of words, reading plays an integral role in our lives. Works of fiction and non-fiction alike pique interest and inspiration and shape our understanding of each other and ourselves, teaching us lessons in kindness and humility, responsibility and respect. The moment we persuade a child to pick up a book for the first time we change their lives forever for the better, and on Read Across America Day, we recommit to getting literary works into our young peoples’ hands early and often.

Read President Obama’s Read Across America Day proclamation at!