Miquon Hosts African-American Cozy Read-in
The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.
On Friday, February 8, Miquon hosted a “cozy read-in” for all students in place of our Friday assembly. A regular February event, this was Miquon’s participation in the nation-wide African-American Read-in taking place this month.
Having been presented brief synopses of several books by African-American authors, children attended a reading and discussion of one of their selected book titles ranging from Catching the Moon to The Day You Begin to I, Too, Am America to Mae Among the Stars in small, cozy settings.
Click here for a complete list of books.
As posted on the National Council of Teachers of English website.
What is a Read-in?
During the month of February, 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 an African American Read-In. Hosting an event 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.
What books are good to read?
It’s a sign of the success of programs like the African American Read-In and other campaigns to support diverse authors that the answer to this question is slowly growing each year.
One important note to consider: the African American Read-In was started specifically to create a bigger audience for African American authors.