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Annual African American Read In

Mrs. Valerie Crowder and Lindsey Blizzard

Marvin Elementary school hosted it’s 2nd annual African American Read-In, joining the national AARI program in it’s 22nd year of celebrating African American authors and illustrators.

Over 620 students came to read-aloud sessions scheduled throughout the day in the media center. Volunteer readers included parents: Kristin Motteler and Stan Simmons; and Marvin Staff: Lisa Andrews, Roxanne Brooks, Angela Brown, Nancy Cole, Valerie Crowder, Judith Freger, Jay Jones, Lori Targonski, Deborah Whaley, and Kim Williams.

The books read included many award winning authors: Verna Aardema, Gwendolyn Brooks, Donald Crews, Nikki Giovanni, Eloise Greenfield, Virginia Hamilton ,Ezra Jack Keats, Patricia C. McKissack, Angela S. Medaris, Vaunda Micheaux Nelson, Brian Pinkney, and Faith Ringgold.

Twenty-five stories and poems were heard throughout the day.

Written by: Nancy Cole, Media Specialist
Posted: Feb 28, 2011 by Marni Menkin

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