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2015 National African American Read-In - Previous Revision

The Twenty-Fourth National African American Read-In

Sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE

In February 2013, you may hold an African American
Read-In event any day of the month
Friday, February 1-Thursday, February 28, 2013

African American Read-In

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, poems, speeches (anything) authored by African Americans;
  • Hold your event during the month of February; and
  • Report your results by submitting the 2013 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 the United States, the District of Columbia, the West Indies, African countries, and more 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.

HOST REPORT CARD

You do not need to register in advance.

The Host Report Card is to be submitted after your Read-In event.

You must submit a separate Report Card for each Read-In held.

Please submit using the online form or send a paper copy. Do not submit both.

Online Report Card

Mail/Fax Report Card

African American Read-In Packet

If you are not sure where to start looking for books authored by African Americans, check out the booklists below: 

Supplemental List for Young Adults and Adults

Supplemental List for Young Children

The Farrell J. Chiles Collection 

Also, if you have a read a good book and it is not listed on one of the booklists above, send the title, author, and a brief description to aari@ncte.org.

For any questions on the African American Read-In, contact:

Linda Walters
Administrative Liaison Specialist
NCTE
800-369-6283 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 800-369-6283 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting , ext. 3632

Founder & National Director
Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott
University of Memphis
College of Education
Memphis, TN 38152
901-678-5490 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 901-678-5490 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting

 

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