National Education Association

Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers

NEA’s Read Across America is a year-round reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.

Show us your #shelfie!

A Wrinkle in Time, Chrysanthemum, The Rainbow Fish… what are the tales that you remember best from your childhood? To celebrate our love of reading and books, we’re asking educators, parents, students, and supporters to share which childhood book meant the most to them for this year’s Read Across America Day.

Take a picture with the book (or bookshelf) of your choice and post hour “shelfie” on a public social media platform

Use the #shelfie and #ReadAcrossAmerica hashtags and we’ll share your photo on our social channels and website

Enjoy the creative submissions from other book-lovers below!

Learn More about Read Across America

Little girl wearing a Cat in the Hat hat

Plan a reading event

Educator reading to a class

Lesson plans and resources for teaching the books in the Read Across calendar

Cover of Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis

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