Welcome to NEA’s Read Across America

Join us as we celebrate a nation of diverse readers with these recommended books, authors, and teaching resources that represent an array of experiences and cultures.

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Book of the Month


By Juan Felipe Herrera; illustrated by Lauren Castillo

This beautiful free verse memoir invites you to “imagine what you could do.”

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More September selections

NEA’s Read Across America Rebrands With New Mission

A new focus on books that tell children of color or of different gender identities that they belong in the world and the world belongs to them.

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