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 authors and illustrators from September 30 – October 4, 2019 in schools across Oakland.


Sign up to read aloud!

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.


Thank you for joining in this celebration!


Resources for Volunteer Readers


To prepare for your star turn as a special guest reader, check out these resources:


• Get our tips for reading aloud to students and bonus tips from our partners at Tandem (and don’t miss the demo video on this page!)


Choose the book you’ll read.



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.​



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 (lilly@oaklandedfund.org).


Thank you to our Read-In partners:

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