Jubilee of Reading for Youth: African-American Read-In
Date:Saturday, February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM—2:00 PM
Event Type:Special Events

The African-American Read-In was established by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to encourage the community to select and read works authored by African-Americans. The purpose is to get as many people as possible to read works by African-Americans and to create a greater awareness about the diversity of voices among African-American writers. It gives the participants an opportunity to read the works of well-known African-American greats as well as those whose works are not as widely circulated.

Participate in a day of activities celebrating the African-American written and oral word.

  • 11:00 a.m.-Noon: Storyteller and Literacy Activity - Newborn to 4  
  • Noon-1:00 p.m.: Storyteller and Author - Ages 5 to 10   
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.: African-American Read-In - Ages 11 to 17   

Each reader can read a five-minute selection that was written by an African-American author. All readings must be appropriate for ages five and older. If you would like to be a reader, please register by February 20 by calling 404.508.7190, ext. 2257 or online at dekalblibrary.org/aareadin.

This program is sponsored by Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia, Angela Reid and DeKalb County Public Library.

 For more information call 404.508.7190, ext. 257.