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Read Across America - Friday, March 2, 2012 - The Lorax

ReadAcross_1.jpgNational Education Association (NEA) celebrates its 15th annual Read Across America Day, tomorrow, Friday, March 2, 2012. Designed to encourage kids to discover the pleasure (maybe even the thrill) of reading, this year Read Across America Day is expected to draw 45+ million participants. This year, the book The Lorax (1971) by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), coincides with Universal Pictures release of the movie based on the book, and its universal message about preserving the environment. The voice talent of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax include: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Betty White, Danny DeVito and Ed Helms who are also serving as co-chairs of this year’s Read Across America. Zak Efron will appear as a guest reader at the New York Public Library tomorrow as well. NEA’s Read Across America is co-sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises (Cat in the Hat is the Read Across America Day mascot) and 50 national partners, including the American Library Association, PTA, NFL Players Association, RIF, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Random House Children’s Books, Reading Rockets, United Through Reading, Heart of America Foundation, First Books, and KIDS FIRST!. March 2 was Dr. Seuss’ birthday, which is why Read Across America Day is held this day each year. For other Read Across America Day related information go to www.nea.org.

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