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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.

 

 

VOLUNTEER

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

 

If you’re interested in more Read-In resources, check out our tips for reading aloud to students and our recommended Latinx Read-In book list.

 

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 (lilly@oaklandedfund.org).

 

Thank you to our Read-In partners:

Read-In Roadmap: watch our read-aloud demo video!