Make Reading Cool Again - NCTE

Every year, hundreds of celebrations of the African American Read-In take place across the country and around the world. These events feature the texts, talks, and discussions by and about African American authors and serve as a way to recognize and amplify their work. 

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Make Reading Cool Again

February 24, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual event via zoom for students in the Syracuse, NY area.

This event will provide a unique experience for students and staff to listen to books read by members of the Syracuse community, followed by dialogue and or information that they may not have had access to previously.

Promise Zone has invited guest readers, such as, Latoya Allen of the Common Councilor, Shadaka Thomas of Promise Zone, Demetrius Adams of Promise Zone, and Local Author, Betia Bowens who will be reading one of her own books.

All Syracuse area students are invited along with their family members to participate in an age appropriate reading session. K-2nd grade (Latoya), 3rd -5th grade (Betia), 6th -8th grade (Shadaka), 9-12 grade (Demetrius).

Participating students will receive a free pizza from Wings Over Syracuse, courtesy of Romano Subaru.


February 24, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm