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

Leila in Saffron

By Rukhsanna Guidroz; illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova

When Leila visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, she finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her.

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The Calming Effect of Poetry in Uncertain Times

April is National Poetry Month – a perfect time to rediscover how poems can help adults and children alike manage stress.

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Read Out Loud with KidLit TV

Bring authors’ voices into the classroom with these featured videos from Read Across America partner KidLit TV, a diverse group of parents, educators, librarians, kid lit creators, and award-winning filmmakers working together to create fun new ways to reinforce children’s appreciation of reading.

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