Read Across America Week celebrates Dr. Seuss in Upstate

7 News Daybreak and Noon anchor Tracey Early reads to first grade students at High Point Academy in Spartanburg Wednesday.

(WSPA) – Read Across America Week continues with special attention being paid to the Dr. Seuss book Wacky Wednesday.

The National Education Association has promoted reading across the nation for 19 years and selected March 2 as the day to celebrate. The day was marked to celebrate the birth date of children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Thursday would have been Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 113th birthday.

The NEA says it’s Read Across America program is designed to inspire children to discover the joys of reading and to develop good reading habits.

Wednesday marks another anniversary for the author who died in 1991. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss was released to bookstores by Random House 60 years ago today.

Several 7 News personalities including Tracey Early and Fred Cunningham are reading to elementary school classes in the Upstate as part of Read Across America Week.

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