The Twenty-First National African American Read-In
Sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE
Sunday, February 21
Monday, February 22 (for Schools)
Schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting and coordinating Read-Ins in their communities. Hosting a Read-In can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.
To be counted as participants, simply:
Select books authored by African Americans; and
Conduct your Read-In(s) on the days designated; and
Report your results by submitting the 2010 African American Read-In Report Card.
The Read-In has been endorsed by the International Reading Association. Over a million readers of all ethnic groups from 49 states, the West Indies, and African countries have participated. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.
Download an African American Read-In Packet
You can print the PDF version of the African American Read-In packet by clicking the link below. It includes a News Release, Host Invitation, and information on how to submit the Report Card.
African American Read-In Packet
We have the following suggested reading lists available:
Selected Black Caucus Recommended Booklist
Supplemental List for Young Children and Young Adults
For any questions on the African American Read-In, contact:
Administrative Liaison Specialist
800-369-6283, ext. 3632
Founder & National Director
Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott
University of Memphis
College of Education
Memphis, TN 38152