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UNI to host 13th annual African-American Read-In

Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Gloria Kirkland-Holmes, associate professor, curriculum and instruction, 319-273-2007, gloria.holmes@uni.edu

Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761

UNI NEWS SERVICES – Hundreds of first graders from the Cedar Valley will participate in the 13th annual African-American Read-In, which will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in Maucker Union on the University of Northern Iowa campus. This year's featured guest is author and illustrator Janet Spivey-Gilchrist.

African-American Read-In
2018 African-American Read-In.

"The Great Migration: Journey to the North," written by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Gilchrist, is her most recent picture book. It won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Honor Award. It is also a Junior Library Guild Best Book, a NAACP Nomination, a Cooperative Children's Book Center Best Books for 2012 and Georgia State Nominee.

Gilchrist’s first children’s book, "Children of Long Ago," written by Lessie Jones Little (1988) won the Parents’ Choice Award. She has illustrated over 73 award-winning books for children since then. 

For more information, visit aac.uni.edu/african-american-read or contact Gloria Holmes, associate professor of curriculum and instruction, at 319-273-2007 or gloria.holmes@uni.edu