Read Across America Day took place on March 2, but schools across Watauga County celebrated all week with various events and special guest readers.

The White House made a proclamation that, in part, stated, “On Read Across America Day, our Nation recognizes the value of literacy to our democracy. We celebrate the books that inspire our children to dream big, expand the limits of their understanding, and explore diverse perspectives and cultures through the eyes of others. We also honor educators, parents, librarians, authors, mentors, and everyone who fosters the power of reading to open doors of opportunity and build greater awareness about the complex world around us.”

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