Read Across Maryland

Our work as educators depends on many things: adequate funding, supportive administrators, parents, elected officials, and communities, safe, modern school facilities, and so much more. But encouraging literacy and kids who are strong, passionate readers is also critical to the success of our students and schools. That’s why MSEA and many local associations are such strong supporters of Read Across America and Read Across Maryland month every March. MSEA has participated in NEA’s Read Across America program since it began in 1997. Many years, the Cat in the Hat pays a special visit to the State House. Along with MSEA’s president, the Cat receives a special resolution from the House Speaker and Senate President. Members of the Maryland General Assembly take their pictures with the Cat while donating books to a school of their choice.

Check out these reading resources:

Maryland Books: 

  • By The Dawn’s Early Light by Steven Kroll
  • Count Me In by Cal Ripken
  • Chita’s Christmas Tree by Elizabeth Howard
  • Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
  • The Fox Hunt Mystery: Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene

Booklists from NEA:

Online Reading Communities and Literacy and Dyslexia Resources:


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