Together with Mary Kennedy, president of the Hilliard Education Association and a music teacher at Hilliard schools, the three read to several classrooms at J.W. Reason for Read Across America week. Ross said he selected the book because he is a "history buff" who shares a birthday -- Feb. 12 -- with Abraham Lincoln.

Together with Mary Kennedy, president of the Hilliard Education Association and a music teacher at Hilliard schools, the three read to several classrooms at J.W. Reason for Read Across America week. Ross said he selected the book because he is a "history buff" who shares a birthday -- Feb. 12 -- with Abraham Lincoln.