Reading Across America Day with President Todd Diacon


KSU president, Todd Diacon, reads to kids in the Child Development Center. 


Can you guess what children’s book these lines came from? I do not like them here or there. I do not like them anywhere. I do not like green… 

Kent State’s president, Todd Diacon, tries it again with today’s Read Across America Day, also known as Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “We love our child development center and its students” says President Diacon. 

Teachers across the world are celebrating this national holiday in support of children’s education. This holiday promotes reading in children with Dr. Seuss as its main advocate. 

Kent State’s bookstore manager, Nikki Dech says, “they’ve kind of expanded a little bit into an international reading day.”

A new study found that kids who read for pleasure do better in school. As Dr. Seuss said, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

Diacon says, “it was really my great pleasure to participate in national Dr. Seuss day.” 

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