Extra Extra Read All About It: African-American Read-In



The other day I got a wonderful email from Ari of Reading in Color letting me know about an African-American themed Read-In which is being organized by Ari, Doret, and Edi.

According to the NCTE here is the idea behind the read-in:

“Schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting and coordinating Read-Ins in their communities. Hosting a Read-In can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers.”

So, Ari, Doret, and Edi decided to get the blogging community involved, which is way awesome.

You can go to Ari’s blog to vote on potential reads — FYI the vote closes today.

The reads are:

Yummy by G. Neri

A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott

When the Black Girl Sings by Bill Wright

Jumped by Rita Williams-Garcia

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves* I voted for this one!!

Tyrell by Coe Booth

The books will be read and discussed in February.

You can go HERE for more information.

ALSO, you don’t have to be Black to participate, I’m white and I totally plan on taking part.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I’m going to participate too! I’m really excited about it!
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  2. wow, this is such an awesome idea!
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  3. Great idea! I love discovering new authors I might not have otherwise checked out. Thanks for posting!
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