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.