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The beauty of reading is that, like a Zoom call, you can do important things but you don’t ever have to put on real pants. Okay there are also other beauties of reading, like opening yourself up to unique perspectives and supporting authors and independent bookstores and freeing your mind from the endless phone scroll… and supporting a nationwide effort to get children excited about reading.
The National Education Association (NEA) designates March 2 (Dr. Seuss’ birthday!) as National Read Across America Day, and this year, we suggest you actually read across America with these seven novels that span states. No planes, trains, automobiles, or pants required.