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 8, 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


Tue., February 28, 2023

10-10:30 AM | North Kansas City
Oakwood Manor Elementary | Becky Dollins

Tue., February 28, 2023

1-3 PM | Richmond R-XVI School District
Sunrise Elementary School | Jeffrey Clymore

Wed., March 1, 2023

9-4 PM | Park Hill School District
Multiple schools | Elizabeth Beck

Thu., March 2, 2023

10:15-10:45 AM | Hazelwood School District
Armstrong Elementary | Jessica Patterson

11-11:30 AM | Hazelwood School District
Galactic and Early Childhood Education | Lauren Jennings

1:30-1:45 PM | Hazelwood School District
Jamestown Elementary | Jodene Richards

6:30-8 PM | Wentzville School District
Wabash Elementary | Meghan Collins

Fri., March 3, 2023

1-2 PM | Valley R-VI School District
Valley R-VI Elementary | Kathy Grajek

Mon., March 6, 2023

2:30-3 PM | North Kansas City School District
Gracemor Elementary | Katie Aubrey

Wed., March 8, 2023

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