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Photos: The Lorax Visits Priority Schools

Bringing $1,500 donations for materials and new books for school libraries, NEA’s Read Across America Tour – Driven by Mazda has stopped at several of NEA’s Priority Schools Campaign intensive support sites to share the gift of reading.

In Las Vegas, Nevada, the Clark County Education Association joined the tour at Kit Carson Elementary School, where students were treated with a surprise visit by The Lorax. “Wherever students want to go, good reading skills can help make the journey easier,” said CCEA President Ruben Murillo. “‘NEA’s Read Across America Tour—Driven by Mazda’ has a simple but significant goal of making reading fun so students are on the right path to academic success.”

Prior to visiting Kit Carson, The Lorax and Mazda vehicles stopped by Roosevelt Elementary School in Stockton, Burbank Elementary School in Hayward and Davidson Elementary School in San Bernardino, all in California. Check out photos from the events in the slideshow below.


NEA’s “Read Across America Tour – Driven by Mazda” is currently traveling through the West and East Coasts, visiting schools and Mazda dealerships, and will culminate with a final stop in New York City on March 2 to celebrate “Read Across America Day,” Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the opening of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s 3D feature Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.”

Photos in slideshow by Staci Maiers, Brenda Alvarez and Schaloyn Garrett

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