Read Across Oklahoma 2023

Hats Off to Reading

The 2023 celebration of reading and early literacy will take place at the Oklahoma City Zoo on April 11, 2023. The theme, Hats Off to Reading is inspired by the book, That is a Hat by Tulsa author Betty Selakovich Casey.

All Oklahoma schools are invited to participate in Read Across Oklahoma virtually, and a limited number of kindergarten classes will be invited as special guests to the live event. As special guests, classes will receive paid admission to the zoo where children will participate in a variety of activity stations, hear the author read her book, and visit the animal exhibits.

Additionally, each child will receive a copy of That is a Hat prior to the event so they are familiar with the story. All this is made possible thanks to the generosity of many private and public sponsors.