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.


Be a reader at one of our schools the week of May 9 – 13. Sign up here. We have a suggested book list here.


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 info@oaklandedfund.org.


Questions about the Read-In? Please email Volunteer Coordinator Lilly Smith (lilly@oaklandedfund.org).


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: