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Closing Out the 2022 African American Read-In

We have spent the month of February looking at the African American Read-In. Read-Ins can happen almost anywhere, from homes, to libraries, to schools, to community centers and beyond. Each year, NCTE asks event-holders to fill out a “report card” providing details on where the event took place, how many people participated, and what books were read.

For those hosting events in 2022, we encourage you to submit your event details for the 2022 Report Card by March 15, 2022.

Read about “The Enduring Power of the African American Read-In: A Mosaic of Celebrations” in the NCTE Council Chronicle.

Falling in Love with Books at the African American Read-In” details an African American Read-In hosted at Georgia State University.

You can see a listing of events from 2019 to 2021 here, as well as previous years: 2018 events; 2017 events. Still looking for an event to attend or ready to start planning for next year? Check out our event list. You can also give this certificate to Read-In participants during or after your event.

Thank you in advance for sharing your 2022 African American Read-In celebrations with us!


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