So I didn’t know this until it popped up in my facebook feed, thanks to author Christy Reece, but today is National Read Across America Day. And not only is it National Read Across America day but its also Dr Seuss’s birthday. Dr Seuss was a huge advocate of getting children to read – I know that I have many fond memories of reading his books when I was younger. Not just the well known ones like Green Eggs and Ham and Cat in a Hat; but Go Dog Go; Hop on Pop and one of my all-time favorites – Oh Say Can You Say (to this day i can barely read it when i’m sober…lol!).
National Read Across America day is hosted by the National Educational Association (NEA) with the goal of encouraging young kids and teens to pick up a book and read. You can read more about this years even at the following link.
And on that note, i’m going to do what the day is meant for…i’m going to go and curl up on the couch and read. I have a historical fiction called America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie that I’m reading; along with an urban fantasy, Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews.
What are you guys reading on this special reading day? Any plans to curl up with a kid to read with them? (I checked my local library but didn’t see anything going on – maybe next year!)