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Read Across America Day

Read Across America festivities encourage children to read from an early age to build lifelong literacy skills. Created by the National Education Association in 1998, this holiday celebrates children and parents reading together every day. 

  • Northeast

    Connecticut

    Delaware

    The Baby-Sitters Club: the Summer Before
    by Ann M. Martin
    We Dream of Space
    by Erin Entrada Kelly

    Maine

    Maryland

    The Last True Poets of the Sea 
    by Julia Drake
    Red Kaya
    by Priscilla Cummings

    Massachusetts

    New Hampshire

    Make Way for Ducklings
    by Robert McCloskey

    Freak the Mighty
    by W. R. Philbrick

    New Jersey

    New York

    Tell Us We’re Home
    by Marina Tamar Budhos
    The Brooklyn Bridge
    by Lynn Curlee

    Pennsylvania

    Rhode Island

    Saving The Liberty Bella
    by Megan McDonald
    The Art of Keeping Cool
    by Janet Taylor Lisle

    Vermont

    Phoenix Rising
    by Karen Hesse
  • Southeast

    Alabama

    Arkansas

    The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963
    by Christopher Paul Curtis
    March Forward, Girl
    by Melba Beals

    Florida

    Georgia

    Hoot
    by Carl Hiaasen
        Kira-Kira
    by Cynthia Kadohata

    Kentucky

    Louisiana

    Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School
    by Janet Halfmann
    Freedom In Congo Square
    by Carole Boston Weatherford

    Mississippi

    North Carolina

    Zack
    by William Bell
    The Ride: The Legend of Betsy Dowdy
    by Kitty Griffin

    South Carolina

    Tennessee

    Hey, Charleston! The True Story Of The Jenkins Orphanage Band
    by Anne F. Rockwell

    Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968
    by Alice Faye Duncan

    Virginia

    Washington, D.C.

     Bridge To Terabithia
    by Katherine Paterson
    Monday’s Not Coming: a Novel
    by Tiffany D. Jackson

    West Virginia

    Shiloh
    by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • Midwest

    Illinois

    Indiana

    My Chocolate Year: A Novel With 12 Recipes
    by Charlotte Herman
    Turtles All the Way Down
    by John Green

    Iowa

    Kansas

     Bird
    by Crystal Chan
    The Monument
    by Gary Paulsen

    Michigan

    Minnesota

    Elijah Of Buxton
    by Christopher Paul Curtis
    Powwow Summer: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life
    by Marcie R. Rendon

    Missouri

    Nebraska

    The Actual & Truthful Adventures of Becky Thatcher
    by Jessica Lawson
    Room One: A Mystery or Two
    by Andrew Clements

    North Dakota

    Ohio

     Sitting Bull and His World
    by Albert Marrin
    M. C. Higgins, The Great
    by Virginia. Hamilton

    South Dakota

    Wisconsin

     We Are Water Protectors
    by Carole Lindstrom
    Ida B: –And Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save The World
    by Katherine Hannigan
  • Southwest

    Arizona

    New Mexico

     Stargirl
    by Jerry Spinelli
    Kokopelli’s Flute
    by Will Hobbs

     Oklahoma

    Bad News for Outlaws: the Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
    by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

    Texas

    All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
    by Angela Johnson
  • West

    California

    Colorado

    Esperanza Rising
    by Pam Muñoz Ryan
    Blizzard: Colorado, 1886
    by Kathleen Duey

    Idaho

    Montana

    The Fences Between Us: the Diary of Piper Davis
    by Kirby
    Larson
    The Cloud Chamber
    by Joyce Maynard

    Nevada

    Oregon

     So B. It: a Novel
    by Sarah Weeks
     Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains
    by Deborah Hopkinson

    Utah

    Washington

    Journey To Topaz: A Story of The Japanese American Evacuation
    by Yoshiko Uchida
    Come Back, Salmon: How a Group of Dedicated Kids Adopted Pigeon Creek and Brought It Back to Life
    by Molly Cone

    Wyoming

    I Could Do That: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote
    by Linda Arms White
  • Pacific

    Alaska

    Hawaii

    Looking For Alaska
    by John Green
     A Lei for Tutu
    by Rebecca Nevers Fellows

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