UNCP’s Virtual African American Read-In February 2021

To celebrate the National African American Read-In, UNCP students, faculty and staff read in local schools each semester. This February to honor African American authors and illustrators during Black History Month, we will visit classrooms virtually, providing links classrooms can visit throughout the last week of February. During the Read-In, students, faculty and staff bring a book or performance to share that honors African American authors and illustrators and reads the text or provides a performance related to the African American Read-In. We recommend setting up the virtual room so all are muted upon arrival.

The National African American Read-In is a groundbreaking effort to encourage communities to read together, centering African American books and authors. 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. https://ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/

If you would like to participate with our virtual Read-In events the last week in February, please sign up for a day and time with your information.

Need ideas for your 15-minute session? Check out these resources

UNCP Mary Livermore Library & Teacher Resource Library https://libguides.uncp.edu/AAHM2021http://libguides.uncp.edu/CHYAhttp://libguides.uncp.edu/c.php?g=537377&p=3675282

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lisa Mitchell 910-775-4412 or lisa.mitchell@uncp.edu