Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hitting the Books: See sixth-graders' favorite African-American authors, tell us yours

By Angi Carter, Community Engagement Editor
Facebook: Angi Carter, Community Media Lab

In observance of Black History Month, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students across the New Haven school district in the READ 180 program participated Tuesday in the 23rd National African-American Read-In by selecting and reading excerpts from books, poems, speeches and other literature authored by black writers.

So, we wanted to update you on the works they chose to share.

Here are some selections from 6th graders:

"Read-In" is observed by schools around the country and sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and endorsed by the International Reading Association.


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