MTA celebrates Read Across America
MTA President Paul Toner and his daughter, Grace, read to kindergarten students at Cambrige's Peabody School March 2 as part of the annual Read Across America celebration of reading. The Toners read Hello, Wally! by Red Sox great Jerry Remy.
Read Across America--sponsored by the 3.2 million-member National Education Association, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., Random House Children’s Publishing and more than 50 national partnering organizations--promotes literacy year-round. But every year in March, around the time of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, NEA hosts a major event designed to pay homage to the beloved children’s book author and to get our nation’s young people excited about reading.
The 2011 national Read Across America celebrity kick-off was held at the Library of Congressand featured First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and a host of film, television and sports personalities who read to hundreds of Washington, D.C., students.
For more information on MTA's literacy and education programs, visit readingmatters.org.
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