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Read across America comes to Chester A. Arthur Elementary

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

In celebration of Read Across America, a class at Chester A. Arthur Elementary School at 20th and Catharine Streets made themselves comfortable while hearing some read-aloud stories from School District Chief Inspector Carl Holmes on March 7.

One of the books Holmes read was Bad Kitty, a series by Nick Bruel about a housecat named Kitty, who often wreaks havoc in her owner’s home. Holmes was a guest reader during the daylong celebration at Arthur.

Read Across America, sponsored by the National Education Association, is an annual awareness program that encourages children to celebrate reading. It also honors the birthday of Dr. Seuss, born March 2, 1904.

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