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ERIC Number: EJ972610
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-127X
Summer Program Aims to Improve Literacy Skills of Black Male Teens
West, Cassandra
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v77 n5 p43-45 Jan 2012
In this article, the author talks about a summer program at the African American Adolescent Male Summer Literacy Institute which aims to improve literacy skills of black male teens. The African American Adolescent Male Summer Literacy Institute is now in its fourth year at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC). Alfred Tatum, director of the UIC Reading Clinic, conceived the Institute to "nurture the next generation of black male writers" so that they become not just the voice for the next generation but the "voice for themselves." For five weeks, the boys, called Brother Authors, write poems, short stories, broadsides, and the beginnings of a novel. They critique each other and read the works of various published authors. They will go home with a dozen books toward building a library of their own.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois