from all over New Jersey and the rest of the country celebrated
March 1, 2002, by reading a book. In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday,
the National Education Association held its fifth annual Read
Across America day.
honor of this special day, Governor James E. McGreevey and
his wife Dina Matos McGreevey read to kids at Robert Morris
School in South Bound Brook. Members of the governor's cabinet
and staff read at other schools throughout the state.
NJ schools honored their town's firefighters, police officers,
and emergency medical workers by inviting them to participate
as special guest readers at their schools' Read Across America
event. Many professional athletes and celebrities took part
in the festivities as well. Football players Tiki Barber of
the New York Giants and Steve Martin of the New York Jets as
well as CBS Sports commentator Bonnie Bernstein read to kids
in West New York. Players from the New York/New Jersey MetroStars
soccer team read to kids in Clifton. Check out some other New
Jersey schools' celebrations.
singer Garth Brooks led the national celebration at the Library
of Congress in Washington, D.C. First Lady Laura Bush was invited
to read as well. Many schools around the country had breakfasts
of green eggs and ham or birthday parties for Dr. Seuss.
Read Across America day is over for this year, any day is a
good day to read. Need help finding a good book to read? Check
out this list of the Top
100 books chosen by kids.