Bonta Encourages Support for Read Across America Movement

Friday, March 1, 2013 - 00:00

Studies have shown reading to children fosters success in school and life.

To raise awareness about the importance of reading and to encourage children to read every day, the National Education Association started the Read Across America Campaign in 1998. Additionally, in 2011, the State Legislature passed resolution ACR 62, which recognizes March as Read Across America Month in California.

In celebration of Read Across America Month, Assemblymember Bonta (D-Oakland) encourages all Californians to take time to sit down and read during the month of March. The theme of this year's celebration is "Reading Takes You Places."

Assemblymember Bonta looks forward to working on the issue of literacy and how to improve literacy rates during his time in the Legislature.