Read-in shares works of African-American writers

first_img “We had a large number of picture books available and the artwork is absolutely fantastic,” Waters said. “The illustrations are as important in a picture book as the words. So the children were not only introduced to authors, like Ezra Jack Keats, they were also introduced to award-winning illustrators, like Jerry Pinkney who won the 2010 Caldecott Medal for United States picture book illustration.”Waters said the National African-American Read-In is encouragement to schools, libraries, churches and community and professional organizations to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month.Each year, the Troy Chapter of the National Council of Teachers of English and Waters young adult literature class makes presentations that feature professional African-American writers and the TPL proudly hosts the event, said Teresa Colvin, children’s librarian.“The read-in has been endorsed by the International Reading Association,” Waters said. “More than a million readers of all ethnic groups from 48 states, the District of Columbia, the West Indies and African countries have participated. The goal – our goal – is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Sponsored Content You Might Like Reception will honor WASH artist The reception for Tuscaloosa artist Jamey Grimes at the Johnson Center for the Arts Thursday night is going to be… read more By The Penny Hoarder Skip By Jaine Treadwell Dallas Wiley reads with and to Troy University student Tina Deridder during the fifth-annual African-American Read-In held this week at the Troy Public Library.A large gathering of children and adults took advantage of the opportunity to learn more about African-American authors and the books they produce during a read-in event Wednesday at the Troy Public Library.The event was hosted by the Troy Council of Teachers of English. Dr. Patricia Waters’ young adult literature class at Troy University conducted the fifth African-American Read-In at the Troy Public Library and Waters’ said the event continues to attract more interest each year.“By participating in the African-American Read-Ins, we are supporting literacy in the Troy community by reading the works of African American writers,” Waters said. “In the past, students have read to the group. But, this year, we read one-on-one with the children who chose the book they wanted to read or have read to them. This worked really well because the children read books of special interest to them.”Waters said the children were also exposed to some of the most noted African-American authors and illustrators. Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 9:09 pm Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Read-in shares works of African-American writers Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more