Nevada First Lady Kathleen Sandoval sat down with elementary students Friday to teach them about the importance of literacy.
"Peace is reading all different kinds of books and that's why we're here today, just to celebrate about reading."
The first lady read to second-grade students at Sierra Vista Elementary in Reno as part of "Read Across America" Day.
She says encouraging students to read at a young age will help the state down the road.
"If kids can't read, they're going to struggle throughout school, they're going to have difficulties trying to find a job and sustain themselves which will continue to impact our economy. Being able to read and being able to be successful in school will help the economy recover."
Last week Governor Sandoval issued a proclamation making March 'Nevada Reading Month.'
That is an extension of Nevada Reading Week which is traditional celebrated in late February or early March.