Read Across America Day, Adoption Style!


March 2nd is celebrated every year as a way to inspire people to read. Read Across America Day is a great way to encourage children and young adults to stop what they’re doing and read – whether it is books or magazines, fiction or nonfiction, novels or comics. Many schools across the United States take part in this day of reading and participate in other reading-related activities. Teachers often read aloud to classrooms, have students read silently to themselves, or set up book fairs and reading circles.

March 2nd is also the birthday of famous children’s author Dr. Seuss, in which case many schools read books like “Green Eggs and Ham” and “The Cat in the Hat”.

Reading to your child or with your children is a great way to bond and teach them the importance of reading. Encourage your children to read for fun, to learn new things, and to expand their vocabulary. Also encourage your children to write their own stories as a way to use their own imagination and creativity.

I’ve compiled a short list of books that would be great for children and adoptive parents to read together on Read Across America Day. Whether you have adopted from Congo, Bulgaria, or Nicaragua, these children’s adoption books are great for all families to enjoy! Grab your children and read together!

1. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born – Jamie Lee Curtis

2. I Wished for You: An Adoption Story – Marianne Richmond

3. A Mother for Choco – Keiko Kasza

4. Over the Moon: An Adoption Tale – Karen Katz

5. The Best for You – Kelsey Stewart

6. The Mulberry Bird: An Adoption Story – Anne Braff Brodzinsky

7. Star of the Week: A Story of Love, Adoption, and Brownies with Sprinkles – Darlene Friedman

8. You’re My Little Love Bug – Heidi Weimer

9. Shaoey and Dot – Mary Beth & Steven Curtis Chapman

10. The Best Family in the World – Susana Lopez and Ulises Wensell


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Jordan Kelly is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business where she majored in Marketing. As an assistant at MLJ Adoptions, Jordan does everything from event planning and managing social media, to writing blogs and designing advertisements.