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Episode 10 — Celebrating the NCTE African American Read-In
|Grades||6 – 12|
|Podcast Series||Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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|Original Air Date||Published January 01, 2009|
Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.
Grades 3 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  May 10
Students brainstorm a list of civil rights-related issues and use the Acrostic Poems interactive to create poems.
Grades 5 – 9 | Calendar Activity |  February 12
Students read the poem “February 12, 1963” and write a poem to commemorate their own birthday.
Grades 5 – 12 | Calendar Activity |  April 11
Students read a book from one of Draper’s trilogies and then meet to discuss their book with students have read the other two books.
Grades K – 12 | Calendar Activity |  February 1
Students come together with family and friends to take part in a read-in of books by African American authors and report their results.
Grades 6 – 12 | Podcast Episode
Even if they are few in number, diverse books do exist. Tune in to hear about recently-published YA titles that celebrate diversity in a range of genres. There’s something for every reader here: comic book superheroes, Civil Rights history, love stories, humorous essays, poetry, artwork, and stories of suspense.