Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Celebrate "Read Across America Day" with Former ALA President Loriene Roy on NPR

Celebrate Read Across America Day from National Public Radio. First Lady Michelle Obama today lent her support to a national campaign to encourage reading among American children.

As part of "Read Across America Day," Mrs. Obama volunteered to read the Doctor Seuss classic, "Green Eggs and Ham" to elementary school students at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

To talk more about reading trends and literacy among kids, host Michel Martin speaks with former American Library Association president, Loriene Roy and prize-winning author Achy Obejas.

See also a Cynsations interview with Loriene.

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