Read for the Trees on March 2

NEA's Read Across America Day--March 2--is going green this year to showcase the opening of The Lorax, the new animated version of the book by Dr. Seuss--whose birthday is celebrated with the Read Across America Day.

Seuss' book tells the story of the the Lorax who speaks for the Truffula trees and the environment threatened by the greedy Once-ler. NEA took the story's environmental message as its theme for this year's campaign--"Read for the Trees."

At www.nea.org, you'll find Lorax posters, lesson plans and other classroom resources. If you are in need of books for a Read Across America reading event, check out NEA's First Book Marketplace at www.fbmarketplace.org for discount prices on books.  

Be sure to share your plans for March 2 on NEA's Read Across America Facebook page or share a video of the day's events on www.SchoolTube.com .

However you choose to celebrate March 2, join NEA's mission to build a nation of readers by motivating children and teens to read.

As the Once-ler told the Lorax, "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing's going to get better. It's not."