• 2021 Virtual African American Read-in, Black History Month by Brevard Alliance of Black School Educators (BrevardABSE)

    The African-American Read-In “is the nation’s first and oldest event dedicated to diversity in literature.  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.  In the past, a few schools in Brevard hosted a Read-In by inviting parents and community members to schools to read books by African American authors to students.  Although, COVID-19 safety measures prevent us from visiting schools this year, BrevardABSE is committed to continuing this tradition - virtually.  Please enjoy the links below of virtual book read-ins by local educators and community members.  Additional links will be added.  


    I Will Be Fierce by Bea Birdson - read by Alton Edmond: 



    I Love My Family by Wade Hudson - read by Travia Williams: 



    Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwell - read by Laurel Preston: 



    Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell – read by Mark Blake



    Salt in the Shoes by Delores Jordan and Rosalyn M. Jordan – read by Principal Anna Diaz

    Salt in the shoes - YouTube


    Bold Women in Black History by Maya Angelou – A special poem recited by local women in the Brevard community



    Rosa by Nikki Giovanni, read by Cocoa High Students - Iyonna and Kayla

    Iyonna and Kayla - YouTube


    Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell read by Dr. Danielle McKinnon

    Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell ready by Dr. Danielle McKinnon - YouTube


    I am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown read by Alberta Wilson, NCBW 

    I am perfectly designed by Karamo Brown read by Alberta Wilson - YouTube


    My Nana and Me by Irene Smalls read by Mary Ivery 
    My Nana And Me - Mary Ivery - YouTube


    Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson read by Dr. Mark Mullins