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July 27, 2015

#ReadWhereYouAre July 29: A national effort to encourage summer reading

Get ready for back-to-school.

Reading over the summer makes a huge difference for students when the school year starts up again. Research shows, young people, especially low-income students, who do not read over summer fall behind their classmates in reading. That’s why we need to raise awareness and get our students reading over summer.

Reading can happen anywhere.

The best way to encourage young people to read over the summer is to encourage reading everywhere. Reading doesn’t have to be a chore. If it’s a beautiful day, why not read outside? Read at a park, at camp, in the woods, on the beach, at the barbershop, at home, on the bus, on the train, and of course at the library.

Join us and make a difference.

On July 29, join the #ReadWhereYouAre campaign to show your support for summer reading. Spread the word and take action!

  1. Spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Use #ReadWhereYouAre and share www.ed.gov/readwhereyouare to learn more.
  2. Read where you are: read to the young people in your life and in your community. Snap a photo and share it through social media on July 29 using the #ReadWhereYouAre hashtag.

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  3. Visit www.ed.gov/readwhereyouare to learn more about how you can get involved, and other ways to keep reading and learning throughout the summer.
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