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The Shine On Summer Reading Book Fair - , June 23, 2012, Washington, DC

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The Shine On Summer Reading Book Fair

Saturday, June 23, 2012

10:00am until 2:00pm

Sponsored: Shiloh Baptist Church; Urban Leadership Institute; Hurston Wright Foundation: Alliance for Black Literature & Entertainment (ABLE); Burgess Publishing

The goal of the Shine On Summer Reading Book Fair is the shine a light on the importance of summer reading for Washington DC- area children and families.

Most U.S. students go to school for 180 days during the year and enjoy more than two months of time off every summer. Research shows that many students experience learning loss when they do not engage in academic enrichment activities over the summer. Reading achievement loss can be significant, and when students start school in the fall they often struggle to catch up.

~~Give aways, entertainment & featured children’s book authors~~

Authors include:

Charisse Carney Nunes

Ralph Burgess

David Miller

Chu Onwuachi-Saunders, MD

Yaba Baker

Lori Nelson

James Merritt

Special appearances by NAACP Image Award nominated

children's author, Kwame Alexander; storyteller & Griot Baba-C; and many more surprises.

Featured group Watoto from the Nile

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