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read across america day

By WVUA 23 Reporter Lacey Beasley

On Monday, schools across the nation celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with Read Across America Day.

Students in the 5 to 7-year-old class at the Capitol School came in their pajamas, brought blankets, stuffed animals and their favorite books to class.

Lead teacher Margaret Hill said students were especially engaged because of the pajamas.

“I think they do love sharing their favorite books, and they enjoy our guest readers too, especially if their mom or dad comes in to read a book because that shows them how important reading is,” Hill said.

These enthusiastic kids were eager to share why they love reading.

“You get to hear the stories, and you can read it again and again,” said student Zachary Brummund.

Hill said her favorite part of the day was fostering a love of reading to her students.

“It’s fun to share the love of reading with children, and my love of books, that I’ve had since I was their age,” said Hill.

This is the 22nd year of celebrating Read Across America Day nationwide.

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