TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Members of the Black community gathered at Springwood Elementary School in Tallahassee for a day of sharing stories and experiences.
The tenth annual African-American Read-In featured dozens of local dignitaries, officials, and individuals who visited classrooms to read stories to students. Most books were written by Black authors. A mix of fiction and non-fiction literature was presented to numerous Springwood classrooms.
Chief meteorologist Casanova Nurse participated in the morning session, sharing the story "Jumping the Broom" to first-graders.
According to Carole Curry, the organizer of the event, the goal is to highlight African-American literacy as a part of overall Black History Month activities, while exposing students to literature written by Black authors, presented by African-American guest readers.
The event was sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English.