THE READ-IN IS COMING, MAY 8 – 12!

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 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we are hosting a citywide appreciation of Asian American and Pacific Islander writers and illustrators. During the week of May 8, schools across Oakland will host volunteer read-alouds in classrooms, Family Literacy Nights, cross-grade buddy reading, and more.

 

 

VOLUNTEER
SIGN UP HERE (link coming soon) to read aloud to kids! If you’re new to the experience, check out our tips for reading aloud to students. Looking for the right book? We have a list of recommended titles coming soon. 

 

SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL

Fill out this form if you’d like to host special guest readers from the community. (You will have the chance to list other ways you might be celebrating as well.) If you’d like some pointers, try our tips on hosting Read-In volunteers at your school.

Sign up here if you plan to celebrate in a different way at your school. (Examples: assemblies, family engagement event, cross-grade buddy reading, after-school special activity)

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!