North Tulsa to Celebrate Reading

Reading Celebration Works to Close Achievement Gaps

Reading is the foundation for success in school and in life. The Tulsa Classroom Teachers Association, Oklahoma Education Association and National Education Association will host Read Across North Tulsa, a celebration of reading for all North Tulsa children, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 at Gilcrease Elementary School.

The purpose of the reading celebration is to encourage students to read to reach higher levels of achievement in school.

The event will include readings by local celebrity readers like Rep. Jabar Shumate, Rep. Seneca Scott, Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Keith Ballard, Fox 23 reporter Frank Wiley and Miss Black OCU Darbi Williams.

The Read Across North Tulsa Reading Celebration features arts and crafts, door prizes and giveaways. Tulsa City-County Library will facilitate a parent workshop during the event entitled "Every Child Ready to Read." Free pizza and snacks will be served. The event is free and open to all North Tulsa elementary-aged students and their parents.

Read Across North Tulsa is funded by a grant from the National Education Association (NEA), and part of NEA’s annual Read Across America campaign. You can learn more about Read Across America at the NEA site.


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