Let’s Read Across America!
By Morgan on March 2nd, 2012
Today is Read Across America Day — a day the world celebrates the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
We often talk about how books are universal, and can inspire connections across countries and cultures. Dr. Seuss is an author who exemplifies that, having instilled a love of reading from an early age in so many people, and so many types of people.
We’ve seen it firsthand with You Are What You Read. Twenty-six of our Names You Know include a Dr. Seuss book in their Bookprint — the list of five books that most influenced their lives — including Hilary Swank, Al Roker, Tony Hawk, and Donovan McNabb. And, two Dr. Seuss books, Green Eggs and Ham and Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, are the Most Listed Books in You Are What You Read. It’s clear many of you are fans!
So, take a moment to think about what books and reading have meant to you, and what they mean to kids all across the world. Thank someone who taught you how to read, or gave you a book you love, or inspired you to do the same to a new generation. Then stop by You Are What You Read and create your own Bookprint. By doing so, you’re helping Scholastic donate a million books to kids in need through our nonprofit partner, Read Out and Read.
And remember: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!)