Indianapolis Public Schools students can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday by listening to a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham” by Paul George. George’s reading of the Dr. Seuss classic is the kickoff for the 22nd year of Call-a-Pacer, offered by the Indianapolis Public Library and the Indiana Pacers.

For the next 10 weeks, the program features a Pacers player reading a different story. Listeners just dial 317.275.4444, or toll-free 877.275.9007, to hear the stories and learn to read like a pro.

Indianapolis Public Library Communications Specialist Jon Barnes said the program helps students “get introduced to children’s literature by pro athletes they look up to.”

Students can also visit the library to check out the book of the week, receive an autographed photo of that week’s featured Pacers player and an official “I’m a Pacers All-Star Reader” sticker and enter to win a book autographed by that player.

You can find the full schedule of Pacers readers and stories here. What a great way to encourage students to read—by hearing some Dr. Seuss now and unwinding with a story after a day of ISTEP+ testing in the weeks to come!