Read Across America Day Celebrations & Resources


NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.



Learn about events happening at SCUSD schools and in our community below. 


Friday, March 1st

Bowling Green Chacon Language and Science Academy students will be reading a book outside on the grass as they eat their lunch (11:35 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.).  Two of classes will make hats and students will eat green eggs and ham around 11 a.m.

Hollywood Park Elementary will begin with an assembly at 9:15 a.m. on Friday and continue with reading through the morning.

California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will read to students at Mark Hopkins Elementary School beginning at 8:15 a.m. on Friday. Other guests at the Mark Hopkins event include Greater Sacramento Urban League President David DeLuz and Third District Court of Appeal Presiding Justice Vance Raye.

Students at Matsuyama Elementary will read outside on the lawn (weather permitting) from 11:40 a.m. 12:10 p.m.

Susan B. Anthony is staging its fifth annual Literacy Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Tahoe Elementary will hold its 22nd annual Reading Celebration Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2nd

Fairy Tale Town has a  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration from 11am – 3pm. Click here for more info. 

Sacramento Public Library is hosting a Birthday Celebration at many of their branches. Click here for more info. 


Reading Resources for Students*

*Provided by the NEA