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Read in Your PJs March 2

Read in Your PJs March 2

The joy of reading is the heart of the National Education Association’s fourth annual “Read Across America” event, March 2.
Actor Morgan Freeman, chairperson of the 2001 “Read Across America” event, has recorded both radio and television public service announcements which are free to broadcasters. Reba McEntire, Cheech Marin, Pedro Martinez and the members of the cast of PBS’s “Between the Lions” also are part of the free PSAs.
The annual literacy event, which the NEA said is the largest in the nation, coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), whose books provide the backdrop for what NEA President Bob Chase calls “a day of fun with a purpose.”
Last year more than 30 million participants were a part of the reading event, more are expected to be involved this year.
Those scheduled to honor reading on March 2 include First Lady Laura Bush and members of both the U.S. Senate and House.
In schools and libraries in dozens of states, students will participate in read-a-thons, reading pajama parties, original plays and skits based on Seuss themes, reading walls which reflect students’ favorite books, reading highways that students travel as they complete books about each state and special breakfasts of green eggs and ham.
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