An Opportunity to Expand Perspectives - National Council of Teachers of English
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An Opportunity to Expand Perspectives

Last year Jennifer Watson, an AP Literature and Composition teacher at Octorara High School in Atglen, PA hosted her first African American Read-In (AARI). You can read about her experience and how it grew from a school to a community event in this piece from the November Council Chronicle. Watson explains:

“My goals were that we enjoy voices that many of us enjoy in our own corners of the world, in the company of others, and to allow students to witness the power of African American literature and the conversations that they can partake in as they mature and expand their perspectives.”

Watson was also interviewed with AARI founder Dr. Jerrie Cobb Scott and NCTE Deputy Executive Director Mila Fuller for a WURD Philadelphia radio show hosted by Dr. Richard Cooper. You can listen to that interview below.


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