Observed in conjunction with Theodor Geisel’s (aka Dr. Seuss) birthday on March 2, Read Across America Day promotes reading, particularly among children and young adults. Schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States participate by bringing people together to take part in reading books, which fosters community and literacy. Various reading activities and events are held on this day. Some students take part in a Read Across America channel, designed to showcase student and educator videos. Others make reading pledges, organize book fairs, or take part in reading aloud to groups of people.
In 2019, March 2 falls on a Saturday, so Read Across America Day will be observed Friday, March 1. Take the challenge and get reading!