March 2nd Declared Read Across America Day
Promoting Literacy and Celebrating the Power of Reading
SACRAMENTO — Today, Thursday, February 28, 2019 Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) introduced House Resolution 16 proclaiming March 2nd as Read Across America Day in California, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. It is sponsored by the National Education Association and California Teachers Association, along with many of the country’s leading literacy and youth groups. The resolution passed the State Assembly 75-0.