First Read-In set at St. Joe’s

A fifth-grader reads to a preschooler.

St. Joseph School will be participating in the 21st National African American Read-In on Feb. 22. Students, staff and community members will gather to celebrate literature written by African-Americans. The event will also have guest readers from Ashford University in Clinton and St. Ambrose University in Davenport.

This will be St. Joe’s first year hosting an event like this, but the school hopes to make it an annual part of Black History Month.

The International Reading Association endorses the National African American Read-In. Millions of readers around the United States and from all ethnic groups participate in the event every year.

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” — Maya Angelou


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