Community Readers

Harambee is a time for song and celebration. It is also a time for sharing the love for reading. Each day during Harambee, a member of the community is invited to read to the Freedom School Scholars. During the first Freedom School Mike Minter, former Carolina Panther, read Shop Talk by Juwanda Ford.

Below are some of the books our Freedom School Scholars enjoyed reading and listening to:

Sneaky Weasel by Hannah Shaw: Book Cover

Sneaky weasel steals different items from his friends but because he was mean no one came to his party.


Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae: Book Cover

"The best part in this book was when the giraffe learned how to dance!"


Sunday Best by Juwanda G. Ford: Book Cover

Is about a boy who likes church-he puts on his "Sunday Best" and goes with his family to church and later has family dinner.

"I like this book because it talks about spending time together with family"


Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss: Book Cover

"I like the rhyming in this book because it reminds me of music and the rhythm in music."


Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers: Book Cover

"I liked this book because it's talking about how the Native Americans are losing their land but they signed a peace treaty so they could keep part of their land."


 Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes: Book Cover "I liked that Wemberly was worried about her family and very loving because that's what I do too."
 Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig: Book Cover "I like when he magically turned into a rock and later when he got back with his family"

I Call My Grandma Nana by Ashley Wolff: Book Cover


"This book is cool because it tells about different names and nicknames for grandma's around the world."



A Lincoln and Me by Louise Borden: Book Cover

This is about a boy who had the same birthday as Abraham Lincoln. He compared himself to Lincoln but he learned later he should be happy with himself.

The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth: Book Cover

In this book a boy named Nikolai      has three questions and learns the answer after saving a panda bear and its baby.
 We Beat the Street by Sampson Davis: Book Cover In this book three poor guys make a pact to get out of the streets and become successful doctors and then help their community.

Our Children Can Soar by Michelle Cook: Book Cover

This is a book that is part historical, part poetry, and very inspirational. It goes through the  US Civil Rights Movement.