READ 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.
Visit our social media pages. Post photos and experiences at #ReadAfricaWeek.
- Become a Read Africa Week Sponsor
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
Grades K-3… more
Grades 4-6… more
Grades 6 up… more