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Saint Matthias Students Participate in African American Read-In

On Friday, February 13, 2015, students at Saint Matthias met as their “families” to celebrate the works of African American authors and illustrators as a part of the African American Read-In.  Saint Matthias participates in the event annually.  This is the first time the focus has been on two specific authors: Jerry Pinkney and Nina Crews.

This learning and awareness activity is hosted nationally by the Black Caucus of NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) and NCTE.

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This is just one of the many adventures in learning that students participate in during Black history month.  Serving students from more than a dozen countries, lessons in cultural diversity happen naturally throughout the year.

To learn more about the NCTW African American Read-In, visit http://www.ncte.org/aari

To learn more about Jerry Pinkney: http://www.jerrypinkneystudio.com/

To learn more about Nina Crews: http://ninacrews.com/

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