Read Across America

read across america dance and sing with me tour

Read Across America Dance and Sing with Me Tour with Unicorn Jazz Club!

Virtual Author Visits Reaching Schools Across America and the Globe!

read across america childrens author lisa caprelli

Children's Author Lisa Caprelli encourages literacy!

Life since the pandemic changed for many people, like me. If there’s a will, there’s a way. Thanks to technology we can still be strong and reach children!

Let’s help kids smile, create and believe! City after city, we encourage others to join the Read Across America 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐉𝐚𝐳𝐳 & 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐘𝐄𝐀𝐑 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠! Teachers, Librarians and friends — join us & the talented kids helping to spread literacy while giving back in each school’s hometown!
If you or your child’s school wants our education packet, go to

Unicorn Jazz Club Kids Students Sharing Acts of Service and Joy of Literacy

Isabella Iannelli

February 2, 2021 is World Read Aloud Day 

Isabella Iannelli is 11 years old and a student of Annunciation School in Yonkers, New York.  We are excited to present to the students of her school in storytime song, and the importance of reading and writing!

Isabella enjoys arts, music, dancing and more.  Read more.

Emily Isabel

Emily is 12 years old and from Brooklyn, New York. 

She enjoys acting, singing, music, and more.  Read more.

Rhett Drennen

Rhett is 13 years old and from Huntersville, North Carolina. 

He is big on imagination, storytelling and …

He enjoys ……  Read more.

Sofia Swade

Sofia is 13 years old and from Huntersville, North Carolina. 

She believes literacy is important because….

She enjoys ……  Read more.

Emily Jewel Hoder

Emily is 12 years old and from Brooklyn, New York.

She believes literacy is important because….

She enjoys ……  Read more.

Winter Donnelly

Winter is   ….. from New York…

She believes literacy is important because….

She enjoys ……  Read more.


Sheylan lives in Alaska and is trilingual (English, Spanish, French)

  Read more. do what you love

Mia Francesca Martinez

Bilingual Educators

Dual Immersion First Grade Teacher Pam Quevedo

Bilingual Teacher, Pam Quevedo

A first grade teacher, Pam has been a huge advocate of the works and mission of Unicorn Jazz, since the Pandemic. 

Read more about her experience – click.

Watch her read Unicornio Jazz for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County – click with Unicorn Jazz puppet.



Maestra Natalia Sepulveda is a Bilingual translator, author of Kai the Missionary Sea Turtle and long time friend of Unicorn Jazz.

Read more about her – click.

Children's Non-Profits and Organizations Joining Our Outreach!

El Paso Children’s Hospital

February 12, 2021 – Lisa Caprelli will be presenting to her home town and the elementary school she went as a child:  Thomas Manor Elementary.

In 2020, she was thrilled to reach over 600 students in her message and proof that you can be anything you want to be and do anything regardless of your circumstances, gender or race.


Shade Tree a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

Sheltering women, children, & their pets.

The Shade Tree Organization provides safe shelter to homeless and abused women & children in crisis. Offering life-changing services promoting stability, dignity, and self-reliance.

Thanecha Anderson believes in the giving kindness to the world. Thanecha has grown up to be a musician and yoga instructor.  She wrote the Unicorn Jazz Friendship Song in 2018.  She wants to bring awareness to SHADE TREE who helped her family when she was a young girl.

This is a growing list of schools who are joining in our Read Across America Dance & Sing With Me Tour:

  • Annunciation School, New York
  • Emerson Elementary –  Wheaton, Illinois
  • Thomas Manor, El Paso, Texas
  • Horizon Elementary, El Paso, Texas
  • De Anza Elementary School, San Diego, California
  • Andover Elementary School, Connecticut
  • Mariposa Academy of Language & Learning, Reno, Nevada
  • Mountain View Elementary School, Marrieta, Georgia
  • Legacy Traditional School North Valley, Las Vegas* / Shade Tree 
  • Tracy Elementary, Tracy, California
  • Brick, New Jersey*
  • Alaska*
  • Korea*
  • India*

*Denotes pending confirmation.  More to come daily and weekly!  

Social Assets You Can Share to Spread Awareness

Share the importance of Books Matter with your classrooms!