The National African American Read-In is Hosted by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE February 1 – 28, 2015
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.
As host, you are responsible for hosting an African American Read-In during the month of February and submitting a short report about your event that includes the location, number of attendees, and books featured. You do not need to register in advance. Note: The Host Report Card is to be submitted after your Read-In event. Click here to submit an Online Report Card, OR you can Print and Mail/Fax Report Card. Please do not submit both. Report cards should be submitted between February 1 – March 30, 2015.
It’s easy as I,2,3!
To be recognized as an official African American Read-In Host:
1) Select books, poems, speeches (anything) authored by African Americans;
In 1990, the National Council of Teachers of English joined in the sponsorship of the African American Read-In Chain. The campaign has also been endorsed and supported by the International Reading Association. Persons receiving African American Read-In packets share the information with others, thereby creating a “chain” of readers whose numbers would grow to well over 5.5 million by the year 2014.
Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott
Founder and National Chair
African American Read-In Steering Committee
Dr. Mila Thomas Fuller
NCTE Deputy Executive Director
NCTE Project Coordinator