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Read Across America Celebration Planned

ISTA, Fever and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis to host reading event for IPS students. 

The Indiana State Teachers Association, Indiana Fever and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will host 100 students from Louis B. Russell Jr. IPS School 48 for a fun reading and learning experience to celebrate Read Across America Day. 

WHO: ISTA, Indiana Fever and Louis B. Russell Jr. IPS School 48
WHAT: Read Across America celebration and Read Like a Pro Reading Tipoff  
WHERE: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208, the Power of Children Gallery on Level 3 
WHEN: Friday, March 2, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. ET  

ISTA President Teresa Meredith, ISTA Vice President Keith Gambill, Fever star Shenise Johnson, Fever COO Julie Graue, staff from Pacers Sports & Entertainment and Freddy Fever will read with students during the event.

Read Across America Day is the National Education Association’s (NEA) literacy program to build a nation of readers. This year’s theme is “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers.” More than 45 million readers nationwide will participate in NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading. Reading resources for educators, parents and kids can be found at

This event is the season tipoff for the Read Like a Pro program. ISTA and the Indiana Fever are partnering for Read Like a Pro during the 2018 WNBA season. Read Like a Pro is the premiere community service project of the Indiana Fever. The childhood literacy program hosts fun reading events to encourage a love of reading and learning in kids.

Read Like a Pro events will be scheduled at schools, community clubs and Fever games beginning in May.

Additional Media Opportunity

The Children’s Museum’s weekly construction update on the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience exhibit will be held Friday, March 2 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET. For more details contact, Leslie Olsen (317-508-6065), or Kimberly Harms (317-809-5203),