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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

AARIDanceLikeStarlight
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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
AARIStatement300
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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
AARIStatement300
WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

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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8Feb/150

Read Right Now! The Hallelujah Flight

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

The Hallelujah Flight
AARIStatement300
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Story of the Day:

Read The Hallelujah Flight 

During the Great Depression, the ace black pilot James Banning decided to fly from coast to coast to serve as an inspiration to people everywhere. So with a little ingenuity and a whole lot of heart, he fixed up the dilapidated OXX6 Eagle Rock plane with his co-pilot and mechanic, Thomas Allen, earning them the derisive nickname, "The Flying Hobos." But with the help of friends and family along the way who signed their names on the wings of the plane in exchange for food, fuel and supplies, Banning and Allen made it through treacherous weather and overcame ruthless prejudice to receive a heroes' welcome upon landing in New York on October 9, 1932. #weneeddiversebooks


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7Feb/150

Read Right Now! What Should We Wear?

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI What Should We Wear
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WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

Story of the Day:

Read What Should We Wear? 

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6Feb/150

Read Right Now! Hansel & Gretel set in Africa

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI Hansel and Gretel
AARIStatement300
WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

Story of the Day:

Read Hansel & Gretel set in Africa

A stunning interpretation of this classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, setting the infamous witch's cottage deep in a lush African forest. Hansel and Gretel's plight feels all the more threatening as they're plunged into the thick, dark jungle. More Fairy Tales from Other Places#weneeddiversebooks


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5Feb/150

Read Right Now! The Music in Derrick’s Heart

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI The Music in Derrick's Heart
AARIStatement300
WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

Story of the Day:

Watch The Music in Derrick's Heart 

by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert illustrated by Colin Bootman

Uncle Booker T., who makes magic by playing his harmonica music from his heart, spends the summer teaching Derrick how to play. #weneeddiversebooks


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4Feb/150

Read Right Now! A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr
AARIStatement300
WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

Story of the Day:

Watch Right Now! A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.

A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights. Read by LaVar Burton on Reading Rainbow. #weneeddiversebooks


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3Feb/150

Read Right Now! Parts of Me

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

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AARIStatement300
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Story of the Day:

Read Right Now! Parts of Me

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2Feb/150

Read Right Now! Anansi Goes to Lunch

National African American Read-In

A Story Every Day

February 1-28, 2015

AARI Anansi Goes to Lunch
AARIStatement300
WeNeedDiverseBooks#weneeddiversebooks

Story of the Day:

Watch Right Now! Anansi Goes to Lunch

When three friends invite Anansi the Spider to lunch on the same day, he learns a lesson about greed. #weneeddiversebooks


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