National Read Across America Day

National Read Across America Day is an annual program to motivate people to read and celebrate their love of books. This event is held on March 2 of each year in honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel, a noted children’s book author known as Dr. Seuss.

Sponsored by the National Education Association, Read Across America was first celebrated in 1998 with a goal to celebrate reading to develop lifelong readers and affect student achievement.

As writers and editors, we know the importance of reading. It is something we do on a daily basis in the publishing profession.

How did your reading skills as a child affect your growing up to pursue a career in the publishing field?

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Words Matter Week begins tomorrow, so check back here to participate in the writing campaign. Also, feel free to print this year’s poster and schedule local panel discussions and game night in honor of the importance of words. Let us know how you chose to participate!