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Students at Tucson school take part in National African American Read-In


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  • Karla Escamilla   |   Tucson Unified School District

National African American Read-In Logo Courtesy Of The National Council Of Teachers Of English

Tucson Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Gabriel Trujillo and other district leaders will read literature written by and about African Americans to students at Erickson Elementary School today from 11:30 a.m. to noon as part of the National African American Read-In.

The National African American Read-In is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature. 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.

Students at Tucson school take part in National African American Read-In NCTE-AARI-logo-300x125-1
National African American Read-In logo courtesy of the National Council of Teachers of English

During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In event.

Hosting an event can be as simple as bringing friends together to share a book or arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.

For more information on hosting an African American Read-In event, please go to the National Council of Teachers of English’s website at https://ncte.org/get-involved/african-american-read-in/