Congratulations to Dr. Charissa Govan for fabulously coordinating the 2018 Annual African American Read In at Billy E. Dade Middle school in Dallas Texas. Children from the Dallas Independent School District participated in the event. Eager readers were inspired through motivational speeches, skits and music to empower their lives through literature. It was quite an honor for me to be invited and to share A Smarties Book series at such a wondrous activity.
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.
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.