Read Across America poster contest now open

Last year’s contest was centered around the book “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt and asked students to explain how they would resolve a conflict. The grand prize winner was Tasmeyah Rahman from Gallaher Elementary. (Submitted photos)

DOVER — Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on or near March 2, the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss.

Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books and you can, too!

Read Across America also provides Delaware State Education Association (DSEA) members, parents, caregivers and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year, to motivate children to read and generate new enthusiasm for reading.

Every year, DSEA hosts a Read Across America contest that centers on a theme in a book. This year’s book is “Whoever You Are” by Mem Fox.

Every day all over the world, children are laughing and crying, playing and learning, eating and sleeping. They may

Tasmeyah Rahman accepts her award.

not look the same, they may not speak the same language, and their lives may be quite different. But inside, they are all alike. “Whoever You Are” urges us to accept our differences, to recognize our similarities and, most importantly, to rejoice in both.

Students are asked to take the idea that although we are all different, our difference can bring us together and create a poster, video, or write an essay. All entries must be received by Thursday.

There will be awards given in all three categories. And, one grand prize winner will be selected out of all three categories. The grand prize winner for the contest will win an assembly for their grade/school depending on size. All winners will be featured in newspapers and on the DSEA website.

Last year’s contest was centered around the book “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt and asked students to explain how they would resolve a conflict. The grand prize winner was Tasmeyah Rahman from Gallaher Elementary, Christina School District, who drew the winning poster.

For more information on this year’s contest, visit http://www.dsea.org/content/read-across-america-student-contest.

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