Read Across America Day
Students across the country picked up a book in celebration of “Read Across America Day” to mark Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Alabama’s First Lady Dianne Bentley joined students and special guest readers today, as schools and communities held their own celebrations. The National Education Association in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises created Read Across America Day in 1997 to promote the importance of reading and to celebrate the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss. The event has grown into a year-round literacy program engaging more than 50 national partners and millions of children, teens, and adults.