Today is Read Across America Day!

Today is Read Across America Day!

March 2, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ School News - KRJB/KRJM/KKCQ 0

Hendrum, MN — Today, March 2nd, is National Read Across America Day. It’s held annually in conjunction with the National Education Association to endorse the importance of reading and celebrate the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. Many schools across the nation use this day to host fun activities, games, and treats today and this week to celebrate all the extra reading students had done during this past month of February, which is I Love to Read Month. Norman County West had some plans for some outdoor fun such a sledding and snow sculptures, but snow conditions may alter their plans. Regardless of what they do, Norman County West Principal Deanne Flom says the greatest reward from reading comes from the potential unlocked from every book they read.

Dr. Seuss is one of most accomplished children’s authors of all time. In fact, six of his books rank among the top 20 best-selling children’s books of all time with Green Eggs and Ham being his best-selling. Principal Flom talks about the significance of Dr. Seuss and his style of writing when it comes to teaching children to read.  

More than 60 books were published under the name of Dr. Seuss. Overall he sold more than 600 copies of his books and his works were translated into more than 20 different languages.