Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to several generations of children and their language-loving parents as Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. In 1997, the National Education Association decided to create an annual, nationwide reading celebration day tied to the legendary author’s birthday. Since then, every year on “Read Across America Day” in early March, kids (and kids at heart) celebrate at schools, libraries, bookstores and more by reading Dr. Seuss stories, having Dr. Seuss stories read to them, receiving visits from “The Cat in the Hat”, doing Seussian arts and crafts, and more.
Today is Read Across America Day for 2019, and most of our local schools are celebrating. We caught up with one very special volunteer, City Council Member David Ryu, who read “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut” to the preschool and ETK classes at Wilshire Crest Elementary School. The kids also sang “Happy Birthday” to one of their favorite authors…and, yes (of course!) green eggs and ham were served.