Dr. Seuss Day aka National Read Across America Day – March 2, 2015

By Noelle Gardner, WTNH Reporter

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Across America today millions of people will share a good book for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

New Haven students will spend the morning celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a day of reading. More than 75 community volunteers, firefighters, police officers and the mayor of New Haven will pick out a good book and read with elementary students at three schools in New Haven. Those are the 21st Century Communications Magnet School, Lincoln Bassett and Clinton Avenue.

The Read Across America event encourages children to keep reading and learning. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp says reading is fundamental to all of the self-teaching that we have to do.

Read Across America expects more than 45 million readers throughout the country both young and old to pick up a book and read.

 

Dr. Seuss Day aka National Read Across America Day

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Jack Kirby Remembered

If you know the story of Captain America and the Fantastic Four, then you know of Jack Kirby’s work.  He was the creator of the aforementioned Marvel Comics characters.
Jack Kirby

 

If he were alive today, Jack Kirby would be  97 years old.  He was born August 28, 1917 in New York City, New York.   He died at age 76 from heart failure in 1994.

He worked with both of the industry’s main publishers – Marvel and DC, and was responsible for the creation of many of the format’s best-known characters, including Iron Man, X-Men and The Hulk.

As well as an extraordinary imagination as a creator, Kirby also possessed a pioneering talent in illustration.

His dynamic pencil and ink work expressed movement and action with an explosive energy that became the standard illustration style for the entire format.

Fantastic Four drawing by Jack Kirby