March 2nd was Read Across America (RAA) Day. This literacy holiday was created by the National Education Association (NEA) to motivate children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources with a different theme each year. This year’s RAA theme was diversity and inclusion. The Literacy Cooperative, along with our 21 partners, celebrated through showcasing local authors with virtual story times and author spotlights, promoting partner events, and a photo campaign on social media using our #CLEReads2022 and #ReadAcrossAmerica hashtags.
The 2022 campaign was a great success! Posts on Twitter were seen more than 5,000 times and we reached over 800 people on Facebook and YouTube. In addition to our partners and authors, families and local organizations joined in on the fun.
Save the date: Continue the celebration on May 25, 2022, at the Read Across America Celebration, more information to come.
We want to express our thanks and appreciation to all partners and authors involved in the 2022 campaign! They include: Oberlin Kids, Cleveland Heights and University Heights City Schools, MomsFirst, Cleveland Department of Public Health, Ideastream, Cleveland Metropolitan City Schools, Invest in Children, The Centers for Families & Children, Family Connections, Starting Point, Towards Employment, Cuyahoga Community College, Reach Out and Read, Division of Children and Family Services, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Rocky River Public Library, Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, Literacy Innovations, Collinwood Reads, Dickens Reads, Cleveland Public Library.
The authors showcased by The Literacy Cooperative include: Megan Turner, Tricia Springstubb, Michael Samulak, Ebony Donley, Chanitta Westbrooks, LaShanita DeVese, Margaret Bernstein, Tatiana Wells, Sequoia Bostick, and Martinique Mims.