VOLUNTEER TO READ
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 Pacific American Heritage Month, we are hosting a citywide appreciation of Asian Pacific American writers and illustrators from April 29–May 3, 2019 in schools across Oakland.
Thank you for joining in this celebration! Volunteers make read-ins possible and send students the message that literacy and diversity are important.
Do you have a team of volunteers from your business or organization who want to read? Contact Program Manager Lilly Smith to set it up.
Resources for Volunteer Readers
To prepare for your star turn as a special guest reader, check out these resources:
• Choose the book you’ll read from the Recommended Book List
SIGN UP YOUR SCHOOL
We can help you host volunteers 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).
CLICK HERE to sign up your class.
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 Manager Lilly Smith (email@example.com).
Thank you to our Read-In partners: