Read Africa Week

read_africa_briannaREAD AFRICA WEEK

Read Africa Week (Feb. 1-7) is a literacy initiative of Africa Access, the Center for African Studies at Howard University, and Howard University’s School of Education. We invite teachers, librarians, parents, and concerned adults to introduce young people to kick off Black History Month with great books about Africa and continue reading  about Africa all year. See our list of recommended Read Africa titles.

How can I participate?

  • Read aloud to children or introduce a book to teens. See our lists of recommended  Read Africa titles vetted by African Studies scholars.

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Read Africa Week Events

  • Elizabeth Zunon,  Gaithersburg Public Librar, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
    Featured Book: One Plastic Bag : Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of The Gambia by Miranda Paul and Elizabeth Zunon (illus.)
    Saturday February 6, 2016  2:00 p.m.
  • Andrea Pinkney, Martin Luther King Public Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington DC 20001
    Featured Book: The Red Pencil  by Andrea Pinkney and Shane Evans (illus.)
    Thursday February 11, 2016  10:00 a.m.
  • Books to Brushes Painting Party, Silver Spring Public Library 900 Wayne Ave.
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
    Featured Book: Wangari Maathai : The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by Franck Prévot and Aurélia Fronty  (illus.)
    Ages 11 up  Space limited, Registration required
    Saturday February 27, 2016, 2:00-4:00


Pre-School… more

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Grades K-3… more


Grades 4-6… more

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Grades 6 up… more

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