Students celebrate Read Across America

Students celebrate Read Across America
Pam Johnson, school media specialist
Pam Johnson, school media specialist

TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) - Dawson students from Cooper Carver Elementary joined the millions across the nation in celebrating the 16th annual Read Across America Day.

Page by page the words jump out, giving  kids a reason to shout. And why wouldn't they? It's Dr. Seuss birthday.

"I had fun," Pre-K student Kyree Jones said.

"Kids love to be read to," Pam Johnson school media specialist said.

That's why dozens of community members joined for the annual Read Across America. It's a day when can students celebrate literary works from the author who made the iconic whisker character famous.

(What's your favorite book?) "Cat in the hat," Jones continued. "He's so funny"

The National Education Association, the group that started the event, expects more than 45 million readers to take the time to pick up a book.

Johnson believes parents should encourage their children read for not only education but for joy.

"To foster a love of reading for younger children impacts the rest of their life," Johnson continued. "We know as adults we have to read things everyday."

She says statistics show children who are read to at home perform better in school. Johnson hopes today will leave a mark on students to continue their journey, learning more about themselves.

The big question of the day, what's your favorite book?

"Diego, he helps animals," Pre-K student Keyuetae Moses said.

So, readers unite and keep books in hand to bring honor to this one man.

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