02 March 2015

On This Day: Dr. Seuss Reads Across America

Today we celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel, he was an American writer and cartoonist. He created The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch as well as many other beloved characters. He first used the pseudonym “Seuss” while attending Dartmouth College. By the time he passed in 1991, he had written and illustrated 44 children’s books. 

Children around the world love his books and their characters. It is no wonder then that National Read Across America Day occurs on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  

The National Education Association (NEA) in partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, celebrates the 18th annual “Read Across America Day” today. It has grown, according to the NEA, into the nation’s largest reading observance with more than 45 million participating. It is sponsored by NEA with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House, and more than 30 national partners. 

For more information about NEA’s Read Across America, visit www.nea.org/readacross 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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