African American Read-In

Join us for a community celebration! We will be hosting our Annual National African American Read-In. This event, created by Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott, salutes black authors and black literature (old and new). Special guests include Chad Scott, Chief of Police of the City of Alachua, Jacqui Moorer, Poet and Artist, Bonnie Bing, Santa Fe High School Assistant Principal, and more! We want you to come too, whether to read or listen to a story and an exceptional musical performance.

Location: Alachua Branch Library

Date: Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Special thanks to the Alachua Friends for presenting the event and providing refreshments!

Further resources:

National Council of Teachers of English

ReadWriteThink

Book suggestions!

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The New Jim Crow

Mae Among the Stars

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement Carole Boston Weatherford

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

For more suggestions and resources visit your local library today!