Posted on March 2, 2021
Logged into Zoom to virtually celebrate Read Across America Day from a socially safe distance, State Representative Cindy Harrison (R-69) paused her usual schedule of legislative meetings and spent part of her morning reading to students from Bridgewater’s Burnham School.
Rep. Harrison chose to read the classic Dr. Seuss title, “Horton Hears a Who” which provides a tongue-twisting adventure that also incorporates the important themes of friendship, honoring your word, perseverance and showing respect to everyone, no matter how small.
“I was honored to read to the wonderful students at the Burnham School, and to share my passion for reading with them, it was a lot of fun” Rep. Harrison said. “Unfortunately, this year we had to do it over the computer, but I look forward to celebrating with everyone in person next year. I also want to thank the wonderful teachers, librarians, aides and support staff who share their passion for learning and reading with students each and every day. Without dedicated professionals like them our community would be a much less vibrant place.”
Rep. Harrison also prerecorded a reading and posted it on her official Youtube channel for anyone to watch when they have time. Her channel is located within the Connecticut House Republican page and can be found by searching “Rep. Harrison.” The video is also posted on the Southbury Public Library Youth Services Facebook page.
Read Across America Day was created in 1988 by the National Education Association as a way celebrate and encourage students of all ages to read and enjoy books. While many programs take place year round, March 2nd was chosen because it coincides with Dr. Seuss’ birthday.