African-American Read In spotlights La Joyce Brookshire
The Wakulla County Christian Coalition, The Wakulla County Public Library and the Black History Month Festival (BHM) are hosting this year’s African-American Read-In Chain at the Wakulla Public Library from 3-5 pm. Sunday afternoon, February 3, 2008.
La Joyce Brookshire, nationally known author of “Faith Under Fire, Betrayed By Love” a chronicle of the author’s dilemma of having married a man who had AIDS yet kept it hidden from her until no longer able to do so, will sign copies of her book and make a presentation.
The Read-In Chain had its genesis in November 1989 when the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) agreed to sponsor a nation-wide Read-In on the first Sunday of February. The purpose was to make literacy a part of traditional Black History Month activities. At the request of educators, it was hoped that the African American Read-Ins would become a traditional part of Black History Month celebrations.
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