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Month: February 2019

Watch NHR on NYBERG!

NHR student smiles as he writes in his workbook with the help of his tutor.

New Haven Reads had the opportunity to speak with Ann Nyberg from WTNH on her NYBERG show about our mission and our need for volunteers! Check it out and please share with someone who would be a great NHR tutor!

Celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2!

NHR student reads Dr. Seuss' Green Eggs and Ham.

This Saturday is Read Across America Day, a nationwide celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Check out this awesome slideshow featuring the ways we’ve celebrated over the years here at NHR! Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! 

February Recess Announcement

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February Recess begins on Monday, February 18 and ends on Saturday, February 23. During this time there will be NO tutoring and the Book Bank will have shorter hours. New Haven Reads will resume normal hours on Monday, February 25.

Check out our latest newsletter!

NHR student and tutor make heart signs with their hands.

Our latest newsletter includes highlights from 2018, a volunteer spotlight, several event announcements, and more!

40 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

NHR book selections for Black History Month.

As promised in yesterday’s post, 30 Must-Read Children’s Books for Black History Month, we’re back with a list of recommended titles to read this February! Sorted by genre, this list is meant to be a beginner-friendly starting point to dive into black literature, history, or cultural commentary. Though you won’t find the Obamas or Ta-Nehisi Coates (two excellent but obvious choices) on this list, you’ll find classics and newer titles, and hopefully some authors you’ve never heard of.

30 Must-Read Children’s Books for Black History Month

NHR collection of children's books for Black History Month.

February is Black History Month, and in that spirit, we’ve put together a list of some excellent children’s books celebrating African American culture and history. This list doesn’t even cover all of the resources we have at the tutoring sites, much less available in the literary world, so if you want even more recommendations, check out any the articles linked below, or talk to your Site Director! Happy reading!