African American Read-In

Thursday, Februrary 28, 11:00am-1:00pm

Join over a million readers in the National African American Read-In!

Make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by participating in Jane Bancroft-Cook Library’s seventh annual African-American Read-In, co-sponsored by the Gender Studies Department. Students, faculty and staff will be reading poems, excerpts from novels, and short stories written by their favorite African American writers. To learn more about the national history of this event, visit

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Not sure what to read? Here's some titles that have been read in the past Jane Bancroft-Cook ARRI events and the National Council of Teachers of English has made some more suggestions.


11:00-11:15/30: Children's Story Time

11:15/30-1:00: A selection of poetry & literature

Light Refreshments will be available throughout.

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