Nashville, Tenn. - The birthday of famed children's book author, Dr. Seuss, inspired many schools during "Read Across America Day", even the Tennessee State University football team.
The Tigers and head coach Rod Reed visited students at Metropolitan Nashville Public School's Buena Vista and Ross Elementary schools on Wednesday (3/2) to join in on a nationwide birthday celebration of Theodore Seuss Geisel also known by his pen name "Dr. Seuss".
"Dr. Seuss' books are truly a cornerstone of early childhood development and we have all read at least one as children. The impact of the stories and poems have cultivated and entertained us all," said Reed. "We would like to thank Ross and Buena Vista Elementary Schools for allowing us to spend the day celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. Our student-athletes enjoy reading, sharing, and visiting students across the city."
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 - September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen name Dr. Seuss.
He published over 60 children's books, which were often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of tri-syllabic meter.
His most celebrated books include the best-selling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. Numerous adaptations of his work have been created, including 11 television specials, three feature films, and a Broadway musical.
TSU Football student-athlete reads and shares the illustration of one of Dr. Seuss' books to students at Buena Vista Elementary