CDF Freedom Schools Program Launches Read Aloud Campaign

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Project, the Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program has launched the 60 for 60 Read Aloud Campaign, which aims to recruit 60 award-winning authors, illustrators, and photographers to serve as read aloud guests at CDF Freedom Schools sites across the country during the National Day of Social Action, on Wednesday, July 17. The campaign was organized in collaboration with The Brown Bookshelf, a group that promotes African American literary creators and their work for young readers.

Authors and illustrators who have so far committed to participate in the capaign include Kelly Starling-Lyons, Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Tracey Baptiste, Zetta Elliott, and Sharon Langley.

Authors, illustrators, and photographers interested in participating in CDF Freedom Schools’ 60 for 60 Read Aloud Campaign can learn more and sign up here.

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