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Birmingham Reads 2019

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October 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

This powerful Birmingham, Alabama synchronized reading event elevates the importance of reading with children. Guest readers will be in EVERY Birmingham City Schools pre-kindergarten through 5th-grade classroom at the same time. On this single day, Better Basics mobilizes hundreds of volunteers who read a pre-selected, age-appropriate book in every pre-kindergarten through 5th-grade classroom. They hand each child a copy of the book for their home libraries. There are approximately 700 of these elementary classrooms in the 27 elementary and K-8 schools in the Birmingham City School system. Volunteers (from businesses like American Pipe & Supply and Bryant Bank and organizations like the Vestavia Hills High School Literacy Club and UAB’s BWOMEN) will read to over 13,000 students.   “Celebrity” readers this year include Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Miss Alabama, Tiara Pennington, the Vulcan and Birmingham Barons’ Babe Ruff mascot. They will be at the designated media school, Avondale Elementary School. The school is located at 4000 Eighth Court South, Birmingham, AL 35222. This annual event is presented by Better Basics. Better Basics is a Birmingham, Alabama non-profit organization promoting children’s reading and mathematics literacy.  We have had boots on the ground in the literacy fight for the last 26 years. Better Basics delivers a comprehensive range of research-based intervention and enrichment programs to pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade children in Central Alabama in collaboration with public schools in underserved areas.


October 17, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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4000 8th Court S.
Birmingham,AL35222United States
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