Hitting the Books: See sixth-graders' favorite African-American authors, tell us yours
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:
- "Touche" by Jessie Redmon Fauset: read by Gabby Mrzosik
- "I Have a Dream" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: read by Egypt Bostic
- "The World is Not..." by Nikki Giovanni: read by Jaquevia Edwards
- "Golden Oldie" by Rita Dove: read by Kelsha Sailor
- "Tears of a Tiger" by Sharon Draper: read by Khadijhah Walker
- "Blood is Thicker" by Paul Langan & D.M. Blackwell: read by Nik Kiyah Brown
- "Forged by Fire" by Sharon Draper: read by Alaysia McCann
- "Rimshots" by Charles R. Smith: read by Anton Hall and Tyshawn Coleman
- "Brothers in Arms" lyrics by Mark Knopfler: read by Herman Bellamy
- "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" by Malcolm X and Alex Haley: read by Elijah Voss
- "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes (below): read by Dwayne Henry