Wildwood will be hosting its eighth annual African-American Read-In, this Wednesday, February 3th. This day, which takes place nationally during Black History month, is a way to recognize and celebrate the stories, books and poetry of African-American authors. The idea for an African American Read-In Day was started by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) thirty-one years ago. At Wildwood we will be opening up our doors virtually to guest readers from Wildwood staff and families, the Amherst School District and the community at-large to come into every classroom and read a book written or illustrated by an African-American author. The amazing online SORA book list has been compiled by Mrs. Wells, our librarian, from Coretta Scott King Award Winners and other favorite books from past years.
We will kick-off the day with a virtual assembly beginning at 9:10 am. The assembly will feature students who will be reading excerpts from The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, the 2021 Inaugural Poet, original poetry written by our students and our old friend Mtalika Banda, as a special musical guest.
Everyone is welcome to join us for the assembly at the following link: WWRead-In