A citywide reading celebration, May 9 – 13!
In a city as diverse as Oakland it is critical that students have 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 9, schools across Oakland will host literacy activities, including:
• Volunteer read-alouds in classrooms
• Hosting an author to read from her or his work
• Cross-grade buddy reading
Our goal for the week is to bring 100 volunteer readers into 40 schools across Oakland.
SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL
To get your school involved in the Read-In, fill out our form here.
Help us spread the word: Schools and volunteers, please share your Read-In experience on social media (using #OaklandReads and #ReadingIsPower), and be sure to email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the Read-In? Please email Volunteer Coordinator Lilly Smith (email@example.com).
To get a sense for the Ed Fund’s Read-Ins, check out our Exposure photo narrative recapping the 1st Annual African-American Literature Read-In.
Thanks to our Read-In partners and sponsors: