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25Feb/150

Read Right Now! Who Is Barack Obama?

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Story of the Day:

Watch Who Is Barack Obama?

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, and civil rights lawyer who became the forty-fourth president of the United States. #weneeddiversebooks


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24Feb/150

Read Right Now! Addy’s Escape to Freedom

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Story of the Day:

Read Addy's Escape to Freedom 

Experience the underground railroad online wearing Addy's shoes as she and her mother try to outrun slavery. #weneeddiversebooks


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23Feb/150

Read Right Now! Playground Games

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Story of the Day:

Read Playground Games

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22Feb/150

Read Right Now! The Hunterman & the Crocodile

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Story of the Day:

Read The Hunterman and the Crocodile: a West African Folktale

by Baba Wagué Diakité

Donso, a West African hunterman, learns the importance of living in harmony with nature and the necessity of placing humans among, not above, all other living things. #weneeddiversebooks


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21Feb/150

Read Right Now! No Mirrors in My Nana’s House

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Story of the Day:

Watch No Mirrors In My Nana's House

by Ysaye M. Barnwell illustrated by Synthia Saint James

A girl discovers the beauty in herself by looking into her Nana's eyes. #weneeddiversebooks


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20Feb/150

Read Right Now! Who Was Rosa Parks?

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Stories of the Day:

Read the Free App Riding With Rosa Parks - Readers will read about a period in American history when segregation laws denied African-American people equal rights. The story is told from the point of view of a fictitious character, Marissa, who witnesses the bravery Rosa Parks displayed when she refused to give up her seat on the bus.

Read Who Was Rosa Parks?Who Was Rosa Parks? - In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement. #weneeddiversebooks


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19Feb/150

Read Right Now! Amazing Grace

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI Amazing Grace
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Story of the Day:

Watch Amazing Grace

Grace loves stories, whether they're in books or in movies or the kind her grandmother tells. She acts out the most exciting parts of all sorts of tales...sometimes Hiawatha, or Aladdin, of Joan of Arc...There's nothing that Grace enjoys more. #weneeddiversebooks


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19Feb/150

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year starts February 19, 2015. Here are some books and websites to help you explore this holiday together.

Stories about Chinese New Year:

Red is a Dragon Bringing in the New Year Thanking the Moon My First Book of Chinese Words
The Runaway Wok A Gift The Year of the Snake The Year of the Rabbit
The Year of the Tiger The Year of the Dragon New Year Dragon Dilemma The Star Maker

Learn about Chinese New Year:

Chinese New Year Cultural Traditions in China Chelsea’s Chinese New Year Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year Paper Crafts for Chinese New Year Super Simple Chinese Art Chinese New Year Crafts

 

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18Feb/150

Read Right Now! The Legend of John Henry

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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Story of the Day:

Read The Legend of John Henry 

Legend says that when John Henry was a baby, he spotted a hammer and a steel spike lying by the door of the family cabin. Before anyone could stop him, little John Henry picked up the hammer and with one blow drove the spike into the floor! This is the story of a mighty hero and a symbol of courage and strength for working people. This is a Common Core-aligned book for Grade 4. #weneeddiversebooks


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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

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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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