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.
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/