News Release| Read Across America; Cal State L.A.


CSULA student-volunteers to ‘serve up’ a few good books at 4 local schools

Cal State L.A. celebrates Dr. Seuss’ 107th in partnership with Read Across America

Los Angeles, CA – With the theme, “Serve Up a Good Book,” Cal State L.A. will join the Cat in the Hat in hosting a smorgasbord of fun-filled, hands-on activities in order for schoolchildren at four local elementary schools to savor the joy of reading.

As part of the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America festivities, teams of CSULA students will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 107th birthday—Fridays, Feb. 25 and Mar. 4—by serving up One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; Green Eggs and Ham; Scrambled Eggs Super! and more to young students at the schools—Ann Street, Anton, Huntington Drive and Kennedy (see listing below for times and locations).

To motivate them to read, Cal State L.A.’s administrators will also don red-and-white striped stovepipe hats—just like the Cat’s—at the schools to present book readings.

Throughout the year, 25 Cal State L.A. students tutor more than 300 children at five local schools through the University’s EPIC (for Educational Participation in Communities) America Reads and Counts program.

Launched in 1998 to promote reading and literacy while celebrating the March 2, 1904, birthday of Dr. Seuss (the pseudonym of author Theodore Seuss Geisel), the NEA’s Read Across America has become a national tradition.

Photo Opportunities (all are in the schools’ auditoriums):

Friday, Feb. 25

Kennedy Elementary School (4010 E. Ramboz Drive, Los Angeles)

9 – 10:30 a.m. (grades K-3) and 10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (grades 4-6)

Ann Street Elementary (126 E. Bloom Street, Los Angeles)

12:30 – 2 p.m. 

Friday, Mar. 4

Anton Elementary School (831 N. Bonnie Beach Pl., Los Angeles)

8:40 – 9:40 a.m. (grades K-2) and 10:25 – 11:45 a.m. (grades 3 & 4)

Huntington Drive Elementary (4435 N. Huntington Drive, Los Angeles)

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (grades 4-6) and 12:50 – 2 p.m. (grades K-3) 

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