Cozy Read-in Celebrating African-American Authors

By Kristin Sanderson

On February 10, Miquon hosted a “cozy read-in” for all students in place of our regular Friday assembly. The first of several planned cozy read-ins, the February 10 event was Miquon’s own take on the nation-wide African-American Read-in, which is sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) with a goal of making the celebration of African-American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.

Children were first presented brief synopses of several books by African-American authors. Then on February 10, attended a reading and discussion of one of their top three selected book titles, led by a Miquon staff member in small, cozy classroom settings.

African-American Read-in Selected Titles

Ellington Was Not A Street
How to Find a Fox
Please, Puppy, Please
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down
Something Beautiful
Tar Beach
Violet’s Music

You can learn more about the African-American Read-in by checking out the initiative’s website.