Monday, January 17, 2011

In Honor of Dr. King - Read In Announced

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, I am announcing an African American Read In. I will be putting one together with Edi from Crazy Quilts and Ari from Reading in Color. This February will be the 22nd National African American Read In The three of us have decided to hold an online Read In discussion.

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 and coordinating Read-Ins in their communities. Hosting a Read-In 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.

You have until Friday Jan 21, to head on over to Ari's to vote for the book you'd like to discuss. Your choices are

Tyrell by Coe Booth
A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott
Yummy by G. Neri
Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves
Jumped by Rita Williams Garcia
When the Black Girl Sings by Bil Wright

We hope you'll consider participating and spreading the word.


Charlotte said...

I'm hoping for Bleeding Violet, because that one is already high on my tbr list....

Doret said...

Charlotte - I am assuming you've already voted for BV, if so thanks for taking the time to vote.

MotherReader said...

It looks like I missed the voting, but I think this is a wonderful idea. I'm heading over there now to see which book won - and to reserve it at my library.