African American Read-In

All Day

Join the USG Ending Racism Committee (ERC) and the 2020 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) for the African American Read-In during the month of February.

To participate
1. Select work to read (any genre) by an African American writer                    
2. Read anytime during the month.
3. Share your selection at ERC table any Sunday in February or send a note to                                                          
4. And/or share your reading at the ERC Meeting, Sunday March 1st, 1:00 pm

Some resources for finding a book:                              

*Poets whose works are available at  or Richard Wright, Lucille Clifton, Alice Walker, Margaret Walker, Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Rita Dove, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Robert Hayden, Ishmael Reed, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gwendolyn Brooks.

Independent Bookstores near USG:                                                                                         
Big Blue Marble                           551 Carpenter Lane                
Uncle Bobbie’s Books and Café    5445 Germantown Ave                 
Books & Stuff                               23 Maplewood Mall

Or you local library

USG will fill out and send our 2020 report card, our 3rd year of participation, to NCTE with the number of readers along with titles and authors.   

Note: Book and magazine donations are welcome for students at Philadelphia public schools without librarians (97%). Leave at Ending Racism Committee Table





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