In a diverse city like Oakland, our students need opportunities to see themselves—and all of their classmates—in the books they read. To honor Latinx Heritage Month, we are hosting a citywide appreciation of Latinx writers and illustrators. From October 2-6, 2017, schools across Oakland will host volunteer read-alouds in classrooms, Family Literacy Nights, cross-grade buddy reading, and more.
Thank you to the nearly 200 volunteers who shared Latinx literature with students in over 50 Oakland schools!
Save the date for our next Read-Ins:
• African American Literature Read-In Week, February 5-9, 2018
• Asian Pacific American Literature Read-In Week, May 7-11, 2018
SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL
We can help you host special guest readers from the community or send staff to document other celebrations you might choose to host (examples: assemblies, family engagement event, cross-grade buddy reading, after-school special activity).
If you’d like some pointers, try our tips on hosting Read-In volunteers at your school.
SHARE THE LOVE
Schools and volunteers, we hope you’ll share your Read-In photos and stories on social media using #OaklandReads and #ReadingIsPower!
Questions about the Read-In? Please email Oakland School Volunteers Program Coordinator Lilly Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you to our Read-In partners: