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2nd Annual WAC African American Read-In

March 01, 2013
The Department of Education and Black Studies Program hosted WAC’s second annual African American Read-In on February 20, 2013.

Students and faculty read from books by African-American authors and discussed why each choice was important to share. This event was held in conjunction with The National African American Read-In, which was co-sponsored by the National Council for Teachers of English and the International Reading Association.



Works Discussed


Students and faculty shared the following works by African American Authors:

Warriors Don’t Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattillo Beals

Kindred by Octavia Butler

The Skin I’m In by Sharon Flake

Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (Tony Award Winner)

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Written by Herself) by Harriet Jacobs

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Beloved by Toni Morrison (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

Autobiography of My Dead Brother

Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life by Jerdine Nolen (Maryland author!)

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

Monster: the Autobiography of an LA Gang Member by Sanyika Shakur

The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award Winner)

Lil Rabbit’s Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington

The Piano Lesson by August Wilson (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

After Tupac and D Foster by Jaqueline Woodson (Newberry Award Winner)

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Newberry Honor)


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