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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

AARI The Legend of John Henry
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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

AARI Alice Loses Her Voice
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WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

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

AARIHarlem
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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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WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

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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WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

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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WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

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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