See how 6 Birmingham nonprofits are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday

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A student at Desert Island Supply Co. reads her work at one of the organization’s programs. Photo via DISCO Birmingham’s Facebook

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss! March 2, 2021 honors the 117th birthday of the famous writer and illustrator with National Read Across America Day. See how Birmingham literacy nonprofits and local libraries are celebrating the national holiday this year.

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Love to read? You need to volunteer with one of these 9 literacy groups in Birmingham.

Vulcan Material Company employees, Vera Copeland and Carrie Bridgwaters, with a STAIR student. Photo via Carrie Bridgwaters

Imagine living in an Alabama with 100% literacy. For people who struggle, learning to read is a game-changer.

For those of of us who’ve had our nose in a book (or a phone . . . ahem), since we can remember, it’s hard to picture life without words. But that’s the reality for 15% of Alabamians, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Find out how you can make a difference.

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Sharing is caring: become a tutor through the Literacy Council of Alabama

Whether it’s understanding a note from your doctor or the beauty of humanity found in Freytag’s pyramid, reading, along with reading comprehension, are two abilities that allow us to navigate the world successfully.

Sometimes I take these endowments for granted, like when I am assembling furniture from IKEA.

Image by IKEA

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