Millions join Read Across America celebation
| Mar 03, 2011
National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel and Librarian of Congress James Billington welcomed a star-studded lineup of guest readers and local schoolchildren to the Library of Congress on March 2 for the national kickoff of NEA's Read Across America. Special guests included First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, actresses Jessica Alba and Bridget Moynahan, Superbowl champion Donald Driver, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, along with journalists Norah O'Donnell and Luke Russert.
Read Across America events took place across the United States and beyond. "Today, there are 45 million people doing what we're doing: wearing funny hats and reading!" said Van Roekel. To learn more, visit this page on the NEA website.