R.J. Reynolds Center
Winston-Salem State University,
Administrative Liaison Specialist NCTE
800-369-6283, ext. 3632
Make literacy a traditional part of Black History Month Celebrations. Join readers through the nation in the 22nd African American Read-In Chain. To participate, come prepared to read from the works of any African American Writer or read your own creative writing. Sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Council of Teacher of English.
Sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE In February 2012, you may hold an African American Read-In event any day of the month
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 authored by African Americans; * Hold your event during the month of February; and * Report your results by submitting the 2012 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.