Trio of Black History Month read-ins to focus on the joy of reading


The joy of reading and the rich heritage expressed in African-American literature will take center stage at a trio of African-American Read-Ins planned in February. Families and educators can choose to attend one or all three events. Each will celebrate Black History Month with book giveaways, speakers, music, refreshments, and prizes for all ages.

Saturday, Feb. 10, Golden Gate Baptist Church and District 5 Trustee Lew Blackburn will present STEAM UP with Reading at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center. Speakers and performances will focus on the importance of strong reading skills to prepare students to enter careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Saturday, Feb. 17, Cornerstone Baptist Church and District 9 Trustee Bernadette Nutall will celebrate literacy and literature at Billy Earl Dade Middle School. Storytelling, reading activities and free books for all ages will be available.

On Saturday, Feb. 24, Friendship West Baptist Church and District 6 Trustee Joyce Foreman will wrap up the monthlong literacy celebration at Friendship West Baptist Church with a read-in theme that invites participants to “Unlock your story one book at a time.”

All events are free of charge and open to the entire community. Visit for more information and to download event flyers.

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