Morning Reads for World Wildlife Day (March 3)

Good morning! It’s World Wildlife Day, which celebrates wild plants and animals. The theme this year is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet,” calling attention to the fact that forests sustain life for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Here are some suggestions for participating in World Wildlife Day for all levels of engagement.

Also, on this day in 1931, the “Star-Spangled Banner” became the official anthem of the United States. That happened on my grandfather’s 11th birthday. It’s kind of wild to think about how short of a time it’s actually been official, isn’t it? The song itself has been around for much, much longer — over 100 years.

It’s Read Across America Week, and I’ll give my two cents about the Dr. Seuss kerfuffle in another post. But, please do read things this week in celebration, including all of our posts (obviously).

Let’s get to the news.

Pat Conroy

Alice Walker

Flannery O’Connor

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