Read-On Book Tour

2021 Read-On Missouri Tour
promotes NEA's Read Across America.

MNEA's Read-On Missouri Tour has been rescheduled for May 3-7, 2021.

Since 1999, Missouri NEA has sponsored a state tour, celebrating National Education Association’s Read Across America, to help inspire reading in Missouri’s youth. The NEA's nationwide reading celebration takes place each year during the first week of March.

MNEA Pres. Phil Murray and Vice Pres. Rebeka McIntosh inspire students by connecting reading with success in life. MNEA encourages local leaders to organize classroom activities that promote lifetime reading habits and use skits, parades, games, and other activities that celebrate reading and further the message that reading opens doors to opportunities to learn and grow in our diverse world.

As you plan your event, remember to line up a photographer to record your event in pictures. Be sure to share your event ideas and photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram by @mentioning Missouri NEA. Submit by May 10 high-quality photos (one megabyte or larger) and a short description of the photos to Mark Jones at or Missouri NEA, Attn: Mark Jones, 1810 E. Elm St., Jefferson City, MO 65101. 

For more information about NEA's Read Across America, visit

Questions? Contact Mark Jones at (573) 644-9609 or


2021 Tour Schedule

Below are the scheduled tour dates, locations, and organizers for the 2021 MNEA Read-On Book Tour. Please contact Mark Jones (, (573) 644-9609) for more information. 

Mon., May 3, 2021

8-9:30 AM | Monett School District
Monett High School | Amy Sampson

Tues., May 4, 2021

9-11 AM | North Callaway R-1 School District
Hatton-McCredie Elementary | Jessica Crawford

12:30 -1:30 PM | North Kansas City School District
Meadowbrook Elementary – VIRTUAL EVENT | Amanda Bearden

Wed., May 5, 2021

8-8:45 AM | Hazelwood School District
Hazelwood West High | Jean Hammer

10:15 -10:30 AM | Hazelwood School District
Twillman Elementary | Jessica Steward

Thurs., May 6, 2021

10:30-11 AM | Francis Howell School District
Castlio Elementary | Francine Hill

Fri., May 7, 2021

9-9:30 AM | Hazelwood School District
Armstrong Elementary | Jessica Patterson

11:15 -11:45 AM | Hazelwood School District
Jana Elementary | Jodene Richards