Read Across America Day

Today, March 2, is the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, so subscription streamer Vooks has freed up its entire library of animated read-along books (for ages two to eight) through Wednesday, March 3, at 11:59 pm ET.

To participate in “Read Along with Vooks,” visit

Vooks has also set free read-alongs for three Fridays this month on its Facebook page, @Vooks:

March 12 — Kate Winslet reads And The People Stayed Home, a poem about hope and positivity amid the global pandemic by Kitty O’Meara.

March 19 — Unicorn (and Horse), a story about differences by David Miles.

March 26 — Where Are You?, a whimsical friendship tale by Jonathan Sundy.

The NEA itself recommends KidLit TV, whose free Read Out Loud program features authors reading their own works. Here, Lesa Cline-Ransome reads Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena  Williams:

For more KidLit TV, visit

Vooks normally costs $4.99 a month or $49.99 for a year, with a 30-day free trial. For more, visit

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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