Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for Read Across America. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
The following authors create vivid worlds for their young readers and increase representation in literature.
Inner city teacher Erin Gruwell used books by teens, such as "The Diary of Anne Frank," to connect to her students. They in turn wrote their own stories, which she published in a book called "The Freedom Diaries."
Toni Morrison was an award-winning novelist whose stories helped people of all races understand the black experience. For young adults, this includes her book "The Bluest Eye."
Dr. Seuss Is a Hero to This High School Student
Read Across America Day was established on the birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). He was a cartoonist, poet, and children's book author. He published over 60 books, including "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham."
Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) is an acclaimed children's author and poet who has delighted children and adults around the world.
BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY tells the story of the beloved PBS children’s series "Reading Rainbow," its iconic host LeVar Burton, and the challenges its creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television.
Tells the story of "Reading Rainbow" and its iconic host LeVar Burton.
This selection of short winning films from the MY HERO International Film Festival feature remarkable heroes who bring opportunities for reading books to underserved across the globe.
Luis Soriano, a teacher in the small town of La Gloria, Colombia, travels on the back of his donkey, bringing with him books for children of the rural communities.
In Episode 3 of Velo Visionaries, we talk/ride with Alicia Tapia, creator of Bibliobicicleta, a free library on wheels that can be found weekly in San Francisco.
Enjoy this short animated film about the joy of reading
Listen and Read Along: Stories with Text and Audio
Luis Soriano Bohorquez started the Biblioburro Library in the mountains of Colombia. [This story is also available in Spanish.]
Hero Stories curated by MY HERO General Editor and Story Director Abigail Richardson.
Audio curated by MY HERO Audio director Stu Pearlman.
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