Library to host ‘read-in’

first_img Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Sponsored Content In an effort to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month, the Young Adult Literature Class at Troy University will conduct a read-in from 4 until 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Troy Public Library and the public is invited.“February is African-American History month and, as part of the National Council of Teachers of English, my young adult literature class is conducting the read-in,” said Dr. Patricia Waters. “The students will read aloud selections of their choice and these readings will be a connection to the African American culture. The selections have been left up to the students and we can expect to hear readings from many different writers.”Waters said two authors that are sure to be read are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Langston Hughes and Julius Lester. Hughes was an American novelist, playwright, short story writer and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the new literary art form, jazz poetry.Lester’s family history, as well as the history of African Americans, is the inspiration for many of his books. This read-in is a public service component of the Young Adult Literature class and is an event of the 22nd National African American Read-In.The Read-In has been endorsed by the International Reading Association. More than a million readers of all ethnic groups from the United States, the District of Columbia, the West Indies and African countries have participated.The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 8:41 pm Monday, February 21, 2011 “Sometimes I feel like there are all these spirits of blacks inside me, people who never had the opportunity to tell their stories, and they have chosen me to be their voice,” he said.Waters said that a reading from “Pink and Say,” by Patricia Polacco is also a possibility. “Pink and Say” highlights the brief but intimate friendship of two young boys, Pinkus Aylee (Pink) and Sheldon Curtis (Say), during the Civil War.“And we could hear selections from Uncle Remus,” she said.“The African American Read-in will be entertaining and, perhaps, inspirational. We invite everyone who enjoys a good book and wants to learn more about African American writers is encouraged to attend.”center_img Library to host ‘read-in’ By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Art you can eat? Funky and fun food is on the agenda Tuesday evening as the popular “Edible Art” show returns. If bony fingers… read more The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Email the author Skiplast_img read more