African American Read In 2024

"AMPLIFYING BLACK voices! It is IMPORTANT for ALL OF US TO SEE OURSELVES in books"

Every year, hundreds of celebrations of the African American Read-In take place across the country and around the world.  These events feature the texts, talks, and discussions by and about Black / African American authors and serve as a way to recognize and amplify their work (source). If you are interested in learning more about African American Read-Ins visit this page from the National Council of Teachers of English


Join us in celebrating the 5th Annual African American Read-In! This year's event will take place off-campus at DC Virgo Preparatory Academy, 813 Nixon Street in Wilmington, NC, on February 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Come listen to students, UNCW staff, and community members reading passages from books by African American or Black authors. They'll share why these words have positively impacted their lives. Don't miss this celebration of diverse voices in literature! Everyone is welcome. Enjoy food, raffles, and giveaways while supplies last. 


Interested in being a Reader at the event?  To be a reader, signup using this Google Form. See form for guidelines and further instruction.


For past recordings of this event visit, https://library.uncw.edu/aari


This event is a partnership with the English Department, Randall Library, Watson College of Education, Upperman Center, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), and UNCW Black Student Organizations.