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African American Read-In for Children | SJPL | Online

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until February 26, 2021

Things to do for kids, tweens, teens and families at the library.

Every February, the National Council of Teachers of English commemorates books written by Black authors, especially those that elevate Black experiences.

The National African American Read-In is an effort to encourage communities to read together, highlighting African American authors. The Black Caucus of the NCTE began this annual event 31 years ago– to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.
Our SJPL goal for this series is to introduce a sampling of noteworthy African American poets and authors to young children.

Our Reading to Children selections will be targeted for children from 1st through 3rd grade, but anyone 5 and up is welcome to register and attend for any one session or for all four!

Sign up for your choice of 1, 2, 3, or 4 days of listening as we share poems, stories, and excerpts of writing by significant African American authors, along with a brief biographical comment about each one.

James Weldon Johnson,
Angela Gorman,
Jacqueline Woodson,
Christopher Myers,
Jerry and Andrea Pinkney, and
others throughout the week as you listen to their words

At the end of each program , you may stay for a brief demo on how to find a particular author in the catalog and place a hold on one of their works in your preferred format. We are hoping children may join us during one of these weeks for enrichment and fun if that is their school break week or are homeschooled

To request an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for library-sponsored events, please call 408-808-2000 at least three business days prior to the event.


February 26
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
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San Jose, CA 95112 United States
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