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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Young people to perform at Read-In, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. via Flint Public #Library #michigan #michlit
The Flint Public Library presents a program for children, families, teens, young adults and the community
African American Read-In
Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Storytime for families and young children at 11 a.m.
Presentations by the Delta Academy, Noon
Positive Motivational Spoken Word by the Alpha Esquires, 12:30 p.m.
Come celebrate books by African American authors, Saturday, February 11, 2012 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley St., Flint. The African American Read-In will begin with story time for families and young children at 11 a.m. with "Follow the Drinking Gourd" by Jeanette Winter, a story of freedom using the stars.
At noon The Delta Academy, girls ages 11-14, will share readings and poetry. According to Linda Gulley, the Delta Academy Chair, "Our girls have participated in the program for four years. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about African-American literature. Our girls are excited to share their oratorical presentations." Delta Academy is sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Flint Alumnae Chapter.
At 12:30 p.m., hear positive, motivational spoken word presentations by the Alpha Esquires, a young men's leadership and development club, sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Epsilon Upsilon Lambda (alumni) Chapter.
The Flint Public Library has held a Read-In since 2008. In 1990, the first African American Read-In was sponsored by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English. In 1991, the National Council of Teachers of English joined in the sponsorship. The Read-In has been endorsed by the International Reading Association. Over a million readers of all ethnic groups, from 50 states, the District of Columbia, the West Indies, and African countries have participated. The goal is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities.
For more information call the Library at 232-7111.