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Real Salt Lake Players, Staff Participates In #ReadAcrossAmericaDay

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Real Salt Lake is participating in #ReadAcrossAmericaDay, an initiative designed by the National Education Association (NEA) to further encourage children to read.

Below is a list of RSL players and front office members who are reading specific #ReadAcrossAmericaDay books today.

Justen Glad – The World is not a Rectangle – By Zaha Hadid (2nd Graders)

Andrew Brody – Shark Lady – Jess Keating (3rd Graders)

Pablo Ruiz – Me Llamo Gabito – Monica Brown (4th and 5th Graders – Spanish)

Tony Beltran – My Name is Gabito – Monica Brown (4th and 5th Graders – English)

Read Across America

The concept was launched in 1998 by the NEA and has since grown into an annual celebration of reading.

“NEA’s Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. This year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources that are about everyone, for everyone,” NEA’s website states.

Read Across America is more than a book club. The NEA created the initiative to not only help promote reading for children but to also involve inclusivity.

“Readers who feel included, recognized, and a part of the world are engaged readers.”

Readers across the country are encouraged to read books that “students can see themselves reflected in, as well as books that allow readers to see a world or a character that might be different than them.”

If you’re looking to join #ReadAcrossAmericaDay you can do so by visiting for more information. You can also give the gift of reading to local Utah students by Donating here!