Statewide Virtual Public School Hosts NC Children’s Book Author Anna Browning for Online Read Across America Event
(Durham, NC – March 2, 2016) – North Carolina Connections Academy, the state’s full-time, tuition-free, online public charter school for grades K-9 hosted NC children’s book author Anna Browning as part of the 16th annual Read Across America Day on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Browning read Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham to more than 50 elementary students and their families.
North Carolina Connections Academy elementary students logged into the online classroom from their homes to participate in the special live reading with Browning, as well as interact with their classmates from across the state. This virtual event was part of thousands of events nationwide, where nearly 45 million readers celebrated the joy of reading. Browning and the students discussed the importance of reading every day.
“Green Eggs and Ham is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books,” Browning said to the students during the event, “I love the rhyming and the illustrations that he used. They make me smile.”
The students were surprised when Browning told them that Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a bet from a publishing friend that he couldn’t write a book using only 50 unique words. Browning told the students that reading books like the ones Dr. Seuss wrote, inspired her to become a children’s book author. She encouraged the students to read often and to read all types of books.
About North Carolina Connections Academy
North Carolina Connections Academy (NCCA) is a tuition-free, online public charter school for students in
grades K-9. The school, approved in February 2015 by the North Carolina State Board of Education, began
delivering a fully-accredited education in the 2015-2016 school year. NCCA provides students with the flexibility
to learn from anywhere there is an Internet connection and with an innovative online school curriculum that
meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of certified North Carolina-based teachers, an
award-winning curriculum, engaging electives, technology tools, and social experiences provides a supportive
online learning opportunity for students who want an individualized approach to education. NCCA’s initial
enrollment is capped at 1,500 students from across the state in grades K-9, and a grade level will be added
each school year until serving students in grades K-12 by year four. For more information, call 919-224-4040 or