Read Across America Day March 2, 2016


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National Education Association: Read Across America Day
March 2, 2016
The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s Read Across America. Now in its 18th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. Take the pledge – we’ll help you read ALL YEAR!


Start your reading pledge right now watching these three story videos featuring favorite Dr. Seuss books on Read Right Now! Dr. SeussYou can watch and read online stories all year: More free online reading and 100 Free Video Stories! Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss on the Loose How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Listen Right Now! Alexa Canady

National African American Read-In
A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Listen Right Now! Alexa Canady

Alexa Canady is a doctor who specializes in neurosurgery, that means she operates on the brain. She became a neurosurgeon on 1981. She is recognized as the first African-American woman to become a neurosurgeon. Read about more about African-American scientists & inventors.

 


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Read Right Now! A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.

National African American Read-In
A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Picture Book Martin Luther King JrStory of the Day:

Watch A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.

A biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights. Read by LeVar Burton – Reading Rainbow Story Time.


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Listen Right Now! George Crum

National African American Read-In
A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Listen Right Now! George Crum

George Crum was an African-American cook and restaurant owner who is often credited with inventing potato chips. Read about more about African-American scientists & inventors.

 


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Read Right Now! Anansi’s Rescue from the River

National African American Read-In
A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Anansis RescueStory of the Day:

Read Anansi’s Rescue from the River 

 

Storyteller Nana Yaa Asantewaa performs the story “Anansi’s Rescue from the River.” The Anansi tales are told by the Ashanti people of Ghana, West Africa, and have been passed down through the generations by oral tradition.


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Listen Right Now! Barack Obama

National African American Read-In
A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Listen Right Now! Barack Obama

Barack Obama is the 44th President of the United States, the first African-American to hold the office.

 


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Read Right Now! Addy’s Escape to Freedom

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A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Addys Escape to FreedomStory of the Day:

Read & Play – Addy’s Escape to Freedom

Experience the underground railroad online wearing Addy’s shoes as she and her mother try to outrun slavery.


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Read Right Now! Playground Games

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A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Playground GamesStory of the Day:

Read Playground Games by Phoebe McGuffee

A picture book about all the games kids play on a playground. Español

 


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Read Right Now! The Hunterman & the Crocodile

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A Story Every Day: February 1-29, 2016

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Hunterman and the CrocodileStory of the Day:

Read The Hunterman and the Crocodile: a West African Folktale

by Baba Wagué Diakité

Donso, a West African hunterman, learns the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing humans among, not above, all other living things.

 


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