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African American Read-In: BHS Viewing Event

Bloomfield Hills Schools will be hosting a viewing event for the Oakland Schools African American Read-In featuring author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator/author Brian Pinkney.

Located in the Bloomfield Hills High School Auditorium on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 6:45 p.m., BHS families and students K-12 will gather together to participate in a virtual experience and Q&A with author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator/author Brian Pinkney. All students in attendance will receive a book by the featured author and illustrator prior to the event. 

RSVP by February 1, 2022 to attend the in-person BHS Read-in or attend the event remotely. 

What is the National African American Read-In?

The National African American Read-In (AARI) is a groundbreaking effort to encourage communities to read together, centering on African American books and authors. It was established in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month. This initiative has reached more than 6 million participants around the world.

Who are author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator/author Brian Pinkney?

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have made an outstanding contribution to the field of children's literature both as individuals and as a team.

Together, they have published more than 70 children's books that have received the highest awards and accolades, including Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Honors, NAACP Image Award nominations, and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award. 

Learn more about author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator/author Brian Pinkney (NPR Interview.)

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