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17Feb/150

Read Right Now! Alice Loses Her Voice

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI Alice Loses Her Voice
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Story of the Day:

Read Alice Loses Her Voice 

Alice has lost her voice! Join Alice and her friend Andy as they visit people and places across town in search for her voice. What sort of sounds will they hear along the way? This is a Common Core-aligned book for Kindergarten. #weneeddiversebooks


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16Feb/150

Read Right Now! Free at Last The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI Free at Last The Story of Martin Luther King Jr
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Story of the Day:

Read Free at Last: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

A biography of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., who encouraged nonviolent protest to fulfill his dream of an America where people would be judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin. #weneeddiversebooks


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15Feb/150

Read Right Now! Harlem: a Poem

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Story of the Day:

Read Harlem: a Poem

by Walter Dean Myers illustrated by Christopher Myers

A poem celebrating the people, sights, and sounds of Harlem. 1998 Coretta Scott King Award Honor Book. #weneeddiversebooks


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14Feb/150

Read Right Now! The Jackal and the Dog

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARIThe Jackal and the Dog
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Story of the Day:

Listen to The Jackal and the Dog or

Read The Jackal and the Dog 

The story of "The Jackal and the Dog" addresses the circumstances of slavery in the 1700s and the life or death choice between freedom (the jackal) or slavery (the dog). "The Jackal and the Dog" is told by Art Johnson, a historical interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg. #weneeddiversebooks


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13Feb/150

Read Right Now! White Socks Only

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI White Socks Only
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Story of the Day:

Read White Socks Only

by Evelyn Coleman illustrated by Tyrone Geter

Grandma tells the story about her first trip alone into town during the days when segregation still existed in Mississippi. #weneeddiversebooks


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12Feb/150

Read Right Now! Harriet Tubman Follow the North Star

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI Harriet Tubman Follow the North Star
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Story of the Day:

Read Harriet Tubman Follow the North Star 

Describes the life of Harriet Tubman, who escaped from slavery in Maryland only to return south many times as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to lead others to freedom. Print and make your own mini-book. #weneeddiversebooks


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11Feb/150

Read Right Now! BIRTHDAYS

Read Right Now! books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!

Baby Max and Ruby Birthday WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Baby Max & Ruby: Birthday - Before Max and Ruby were preschoolers, they were Baby Max and Ruby. In Birthday, Max gets lots of wonderful birthday presents -- but none quite so nice as Grandma's!

Redlolli.JKT.indd WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Big Red Lollipop - Rubina has been invited to her first birthday party, and her mother, Ami, insists that she bring her little sister along. Rubina is mortified, but she can't convince Ami that you just don't bring your younger sister to your friend's party.

Bunny Money WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Bunny Money - It's Grandma's birthday, and Ruby and Max disagree about what she wants: a jewelry box or vampire teeth. But as costly mishaps occur, they wonder if they'll have enough left for a present at all.

Bunny Party WeGiveBooksSmall
Read Bunny Party - It's Grandma's birthday and Ruby has invited seven of her favorite toys -- but not a single one of Max's. Yet, new guests keep mysteriously appearing. Is someone making a few changes to the guest list?

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11Feb/150

Read Right Now! A Dance Like Starlight

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Story of the Day:

Read A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

illustrated by Floyd Cooper

A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina. #weneeddiversebooks


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10Feb/150

Read Right Now! To Be a Drum

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI To Be a Drum
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Story of the Day:

Watch To Be a Drum

Daddy Wes tells how Africans were brought to America as slaves, but promises his children that as long as they can hear the rhythm of the earth, they will be free. #weneeddiversebooks


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9Feb/150

Read Right Now! Curly Hair, Straight Hair

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI Curly Hair Straight Hair
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Story of the Day:

Read the Free Story App Curly Hair, Straight Hair 

Follow a child through the day in this engaging, animated, interactive, and bilingual storybook. "Curly hair, straight hair, riding on the bus hair. Flying hair, windy hair, 'catch me if you can' hair."  #weneeddiversebooks


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