African-American Read-In (for children)
Sat | Feb 22 | 10:30-11:30am| Lingo Story Room
(Warm up with Kyler in the Story Zone at 10am)
African-American Read-In (for adults)
Sun | Feb 23 | 3:30-5:30pm | Marvin Auditorium
Join this national read-in and listen to readers share wonderful examples of African-American literature. The library, along with our cosponsor Topeka Chapter of LINKS, Inc, offers an engaging hour of reading for kids and adults – plus refreshments.
Lingo Story Room, on Feb. 22, and Marvin Auditorium, on Feb. 23, will be transformed to your stage, as organizers and community members step up to read passages from their favorite African-American titles. It could be a poem, a novel or a biography. Don’t have a favorite? Choose from the list below.
Make the African-American Read-In part of your Black History Month. And leave a comment about which African-American stories really speak to you.
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
The Best African-American Fiction, (2009) edited by Gerald L. Early and Lynn E. Harris
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Decoded by Jay-Z
My People by Langston Hughes
Yo! Yes! by Christopher Raschka
These Hands by Margaret H. Mason
Rap a tap tap: Here’s Bojangles – Think of That! by Leo Dillon
The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport