Read Across America Day

Share the joy of reading on Dr. Seuss’ Birthday!

The National Education Association launched Read Across America Day in 1998 as a way to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Seuss by encouraging children to read. Since its creation, educators, parents, caregivers and students have embraced Read Across America Day and helped to turn it into the largest reading celebration in the country.


Activity & Planning Materials

Oakland Reads has gathered materials to help you plan your event and conduct outreach to your school community. Below are materials and activities used by Oakland schools and literacy service providers for past celebrations. Be sure to visit NEA’s Read Across America webpage for even more resources.

Background Material and Reference

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