Taylor Swift Hopes to Inspire Kids to Read With New Promotion
It's certainly no secret that Taylor Swift has a whole generation of young followers. With her upcoming Dr. Seuss film 'The Lorax' set to hit theaters March 2, Swift is poised to have an even bigger influence on the lives of youngsters across the country. In this recently released campaign video for the National Education Association, Swift joins fellow 'Lorax' cast members Betty White, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms (from 'The Office') and Zac Efron to read a Seuss-like poem promoting the NEA's Read Across America Day.
Taking turns with each line, Swift and the rest of the cast recite this poem: “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child. In schools and communities let’s gather around. Let’s pick up a book. Let’s pass it around. There are kids all around you, kids who will need someone to hug, someone to read. So join in the fun in your own special way. Read across America with Dr. Seuss and the NEA.”
The NEA will be celebrating Read Across America Day on March 2 to coincide with the release of 'The Lorax.' Long before she was ever cast for the film, Swift had been active in advocating for early childhood education -- especially when it comes to reading. In the past month, the multi-Grammy Award-winner even made a donation of 14,000 Scholastic books to the Nashville Public Library.
A press release from the library about that contribution said, "Swift's donation will help to provide incentive to encourage the love of reading and literature." In October, she made a donation of 6,000 books to the Reading, Pa. Public Library, which is just outside of her hometown. We're more than excited to see her make her Dr. Seuss debut at the beginning of March!
Watch Taylor Swift in NEA's Read Across America Day Campaign