Read Across America Day is celebrated on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States participate in the day by bringing people together to take part in reading books. According to the National Education Association, more than 45 million children, teens and adults take part every year.
|Oh, the places we've gone|
Due to books that you wrote,
Have been wonderfully-ious.
It's important to note.
|You took us to Whoville,|
And the Kingdom of Didd.
We ran Circus McGurkus,
Oh, heaven forbid!
|We fished for some fish |
In McElligot's Pool,
Strolled Mulberry Street.
Now that's pretty cool.
|Thank, thank, thank, thank you.|
You made reading such fun.
Every book, every drawing,
We've loved every one.
|Though tongues got all twisted|
And giggles were many,
There's a lesson you taught us,
More special than any:
|"The more that you read, |
The more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
The more places you’ll go." 
|So now on your birthday|
The whole country reads,
From the youngest of tykes,
To a general who leads.
|We'll open a book,|
Or perhaps open two.
No matter their titles,
We'll still think of you.
 Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! (Random House Books for Young Readers, 1978)
Tablecloth: Painted sheet, Walmart
Red mugs: Heller, Massimo Vignelli, Macy's,
striped with white electrician tape
Yellow and red flatware: Splendente Italian Flatware, NapaStyle,
striped with colored electrician tape
Fish bowl: inverted cake dome resting on small bowl
Bookmarker/place card: Printed from internet
Red fruit bowls: Waechtersbach, Crate and Barrel
Dinner plates: Polka Dot, Emma Bridgewater, yard sale
Yellow chargers: Michael's, sprayed yellow
Red jewel scatters: Pottery Barn
I am linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,
A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday and
. . . off on my tangent . . . for Alphabe-Thursday and the Letter U (The Ubiquitous Dr. Seuss).