Saturday, April 16, 2016

A free book fair for African American boys

So much of my intellectual development and curiosities over the years were linked to bookstores and special collections. Thus, nearly every chance I get, I introduce students to bookstores, and I often host book fairs on campus.

On April 13, for our Language Arts and Leadership conference for high school African American boys, I worked with undergraduates, grad students, and colleagues to organize a book fair. We were able to offer at least two free books and comics books to the conference attendees.

The guys seemed to have a good time perusing books and making selections. They provided notations on why they chose books that they chose. Similar to last year, the guys appreciated the chance to make choices and select from a wide range of reading materials.

Undergraduate prepares for book fair

The Language Arts and Leadership Conference, 2016

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