Feb 9, 2014
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Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – Sept. 24 1991)

Parents in the West Contra Costa County Unified School District are being asked to read with their children March 2 as part of a national event honoring Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

At its meeting Thursday, the district’s board of education is set to adopt a resolution encouraging participation in Read Across America, a National Education Association event.

March 2 is the birthday of the late author Theodor Seuss Geisel, who penned the famous Dr. Seuss children’s books. March 2 is also the day when children and parents across America don the hat worn by the cat in one of Dr. Seuss’ better known books, The Cat in the Hat.

According to the proposed resolution: “The governing board of the West Contra Costa Unified School District joins with the United Teachers of Richmond, CTA/NEA in calling on citizens of West Contra Costa to assure that every child is in a safe place reading with a caring adult on March 2.”


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.