African American Read-In with UMSL's College of Education - National Council of Teachers of English

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African American Read-In with UMSL’s College of Education

February 8, 2021 - February 28, 2021

The College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis is participating in the African American Read-In in various ways. Participating students and teachers can register for giftcard give-aways to local African-American owned bookstore – EyeSeeMe.

  • Teachers and students at our UMSL Literacy Clinic sites will read works by African-American authors
  • Family literacy activities  
    • Read the poem Knoxville, TN by Nikki Giovanni as a mentor text to spark our own “home” poems 
    • Invite families to share their own favorite books, poems, or excerpts by African American authors. 
    • Local St. Louis children’s author Andrea Scott will read her book Smile Big, Dream Bigger
  • Book discussion of Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi with area teachers
  • Local African American writers (both youth and adult) invited to share readings of their works via video that we will post on our Gateway Writing Project website during the month of February for teachers to share with students 
  • Teachers invited to share classroom Read-In events with us to be included in our UMSL celebration


February 8, 2021
February 28, 2021


University of Missouri-St. Louis