NEA's Read Across America

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

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

MNEA's Read-On Missouri Tour is scheduled for Feb. 27-March 3, 2023. MNEA Pres. Phil Murray and Vice Pres. Rebeka McIntosh will inspire students, 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. View the 2023 Schedule >

If you would like to apply for a stop on the Read-On Missouri Tour during the week-long event, please complete the tour form at your application now

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

As you plan your campaign, 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 (IG: @missourinea, FB: @MissouriNEA TW: @MissouriNEA.

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. 

View photos from past tours on the MNEA Flickr site >>



Tools for a Successful Read Across America

Your local efforts are a vital part of the life of NEA’s Read Across America, which has become an anticipated celebration each March in schools across the country.

Missouri NEA offers the following items to help you celebrate Read Across America. Members can find a full-color, pull-out poster in the centerfold of the winter issue of the Something Better magazine. Bookmarks, posters, and flyers are available in pdf format below. Contact Roxan Bly at (573) 644-9606 or if you have questions about materials.

NEA tools

Visit to find an abundance of materials and ideas to help you celebrate this year. NEA offers new posters and a literacy calendar among a plethora of tools and ideas to help your celebration meet success.