Read-On Book Tour

2023 Read-On Missouri Tour
promotes NEA's Read Across America.

MNEA's Read-On Missouri Tour is scheduled for Feb. 27 - March 3, 2023.

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. 

MNEA will be publishing a photo spread of Read Across America events in the summer issue of Something Better magazine. By April 1, submit 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


Read Across America  

Read-On Book Tour Application 

Feb. 27- March 3, 2023

Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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MNEA is not responsible for planning your Read Across America event. The MNEA president or vice president can be a guest speaker, reader, or facilitator at your event. Please provide a description below of the event you have planned. MNEA may contact you for further details.