Pic of the Week: Read Across America

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Kahin Mohammad of the Young Readers Center displays a special braille and written edition of "Green Eggs Ham" to students during Read Across America day. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Kahin Mohammad of the Young Readers Center displays a special braille and written edition of “Green Eggs Ham” to students during Read Across America day. Photo by Shawn Miller.

On Wednesday, children gathered at the Library’s Young Readers Center for “Read Across America” day, which also coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

The National Education Association’s signature program is now in its 19th year. The event at the Library was one of many across the nation to celebrate the joy of reading and motivate children and teens to read.

One Comment

  1. Monica Rowley
    March 4, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    On Wednesday, my sophomores created activities for Read Across America. Some of our work was: a folk song written to Marjane, from Persepolis, from the voice of God: a Literary Mashup GenderBender – switch your character’s gender from Beowulf or Gilgamesh; Literary Jeopardy; a bulletin board dedicated to the students’ favorite novels; sharing folktales from one’s home culture – Bangladesh, China, Russia, the Ukraine, Israel, Albania, Korea, Pakistan, and India (amongst others) all were represented; Reader’s Theater from Wordsworth’s poetry; visual representations from favorite scenes from beloved novels; and one group brought in their favorite Dr. Seuss books to share and celebrate! Read Across America was a fabulous success for the 10th graders in Rowley’s English classes at Brooklyn Technical High School!

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