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National Museum of the USAF hosts free virtual Read Across America program

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  • By Lisa M. Riley

Registration is now open for a free virtual Read Across America program presented by the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The program will feature five aviation-themed books targeting, but not limited to, second through fourth grade classrooms. Each registrant will receive a YouTube link to an 8-12 minute video, which includes the book reading with images from the book and a short tour of the corresponding museum exhibit.

2024 books and guest readers are:

“Thundermouse" read by author Caroline Jensen

“What Grandma Did” read by author Erin Miller

“The Fearless Flights of Hazel Ying Lee” read by Ohio Education Association Chief Financial Officer, Kristy Spires

“Fly, Girl, Fly!: Shaesta Waiz Soars Around the World” read by author Nancy Roe Pimm

"Nobody Owns the Sky: The Story of Bessie Coleman" read by Ohio Education Association Assistant Executive Director, Airica Clay

Registration for this virtual program is open to all interested teachers and educators, no matter their geographic location. Register now by sending your contact information, city and state to with ‘Read Across America’ in the subject line.  Links to the readings will be available from March 1-31, 2024.

Note:   Read Across America was launched in 1998 by the National Education Association and is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. Federal Endorsement is not implied.

All links are provided with the support of the authors and publishers.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year thousands of visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit                                                                           


NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.