From his first book, "And to Think That I saw it on Mulberry Street", to his best sellers, including "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham", Dr. Seuss created books, rhymes and characters that continue to be cherished by generations. Read Across America (RAA) is an annual reading program that encourages every child to celebrate and enjoy reading. From coast to coast more than 45 million readers participate in the nation’s largest reading event (http://www.nea.org). This year marks the sixteenth year the National Education Association has organized this program. Read Across America Day is celebrated on or near March 2nd; the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. This year, RAA will take place on Friday March 1st. This year’s theme is “Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat.” Throughout the country schools, libraries and community centers will bring together children, teens, parents and book-lovers alike for celebrations, book fairs and even pajama parties. You can participate by volunteering to read at any of the venues mentioned above, or by hosting your own Dr. Seuss party on Saturday, his actual birthday! There are many “Seuss-gesstions” on the web to help you create a wonderful Seuss experience; keep reading to find all kinds of inspiration!