Ready, Set, Read Across America! It’s as easy as A-B-C, 1-2-3 to plan for Read Across America Day in March and get involved in year-round reading fun in your community.

A. Review the recommended titles in this calendar and the Read Across America poster.

B. Choose from event activity ideas in the calendar and at that best fit your school or community. Plan one big March event or schedule monthly reading fun—or plan both!

C. Look for ways to tie-in featured books and activities to existing events on your school calendar and your curriculum.

1. Use these titles and resources whenever and however it works best for you. These books and activities can fit anywhere, anytime of year.

2. Get books! Visit the NEA page on the First Book Marketplace to find titles featured in the calendar and the poster, as well as other high-quality titles. First Book makes these titles available at affordable prices to educators serving children in need. Sign up at Look for titles not available from First Book at Scholastic (

3. Need more help? Join us on Facebook and visit  for ideas to help you celebrate reading on special days, every month, or on Read Across America Day, along with helpful promotional and communication tools—like our new Read Across America logo.

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