Senator Borgeas Reads to Students in Honor of Read Across America Day

The National Education Association (NEA) began this wonderful tradition on March 2, 1998. Over the past 21 years, the event has grown to a full week, and calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

To honor the day, Senator Borgeas joined elementary school students in Fresno and read Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire.

"It's important to read to your kids every day from an early age so they learn to explore the world through books," said Senator Borgeas. "To quote Dr. Seuss, 'You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.'"

Dr. Seuss, born Theodor Seuss Geisel, would have been 115 years old tomorrow.