Beacon College Book Club Kick-Off - NCTE

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Beacon College Book Club Kick-Off

February 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In collaboration with the NCTE and the African American Read-In, we will be hosting an event on February 25th, from 7:00 -9:00 p.m.  Students are invited to come listen to excerpts from beautiful novels written by African American authors.  The Beacon College community will come together to celebrate diversity through reading.  At the end of the evening, students will be invited to complete a survey and choose our first official book for the Beacon Book Club!  We are utilizing the following texts:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Just Mercy

The Promise of Change

Dear Martin

Warriors Don’t Cry

We will be meeting outside and have small battery operated candles and printed excerpts from each text available for students.   Faculty members and students will be sharing an excerpt from each text and a brief summary.   At the end, the students will be choosing our first book for our inaugural book club.


February 25, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Beacon College – Durand Park
105 East Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748 United States
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