UNI to host 12th annual African-American Read-In

Cedar Falls, Iowa—The 12th annual African-American Read-In will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in Maucker Union and Rod Library on the University of Northern Iowa campus. The two featured guests at the event this year are Don Tate and Tiffany Flowers.

Don Tate has received multiple awards for his children’s books including “The Cart That Carried Martin” and “Hope’s Gift”. He is also the first author to be a two-time winner of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for writing. Tate is a founding host of the blog The Brown Bookshelf and a member of the #WeNeedDiverseBooksCampaign.

Tiffany Flowers is currently an assistant professor of education at Georgia State University Perimeter College. Throughout her career, she has published various academic articles and reviews and over 16 children books for grades 1-8. Flowers has also supported funding for multiple research-based literacy projects in schools and community centers.

Hundreds of first graders from around the area will be participating in this event.

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


Gloria Kirkland-Holmes, associate professor, curriculum and instruction, 319-273-2007, gloria.holmes@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-2761, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu