Book display featuring black authors
Book display featuring black authors
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African American Read-In to celebrate black literature

To celebrate Black History Month and highlight African American authors, the Office of Student Life at Penn State Harrisburg will host an African American Read-In on Tuesday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center, Olmsted Building on campus.

The National African American Read-In began in 1989 to promote diversity in children’s literature, encourage young people to read, and shine a spotlight on African American authors. The Read-In has attracted over a million readers of all ethnic groups from 49 states, the West Indies, and some African countries gathering in schools, churches, bookstores, community centers and homes to celebrate literacy and black American literature.

The campus community is invited to listen to the literary works of African American writers read by student, faculty and staff members and discuss the literary works.

For more information, please contact the Office of Student Life at 717-948-6273.