Celebrating National Read Across America Day

Tiffany Gonzalez

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

Sherri Whitham, the librarian, will be celebrating Read Across America by having monthlong activities held in the library, including making a Flipgrid reading a banned book.

Students will be able to participate in activities such as taking a picture in front of the “Reading is a Right” chalk selfie background. On March 9, students can participate in a scavenger hunt, the first 10 students to finish successfully will win prizes. Throughout March 16-18 students will view a documentary about Albert Schwartz’ banned book “Scary Stories” during lunch. The last activity will be held on March 31, during lunch there will be a Banned Book Kahoot Game and the top three winners will be able to win prizes as well. 

Anyone is eligible to participate in the banned books read out, the instructions are to read and film yourself reading a meaningful line or two from a banned book. In the video include the title, author, and/or book cover. You are required to film without a mask, talk loudly, and include your name. Don’t forget to include your homeroom teacher in the comments so Ms. Whitham can contact you. 

National Read Across America Day was established as an event by the National Education Association (NEA) in 1998 as a way to get kids excited about reading. It is celebrated each year on March 2 since its Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

The Flipgrid mixtape can be viewed here https://sites.google.com/view/hhslibrary

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