Flashback: Read-a-Thon 2009, “A Lesson Before Dying”

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This is the first hour of the “Big Read-a-thon” event, held at Eon Coffee House on March 5, 2009, in which 85 community members took turns to read A Lesson Before Dying out loud from cover-to-cover.

In this episode (64 minutes):

INTRO: Sean Reinhart, Supervising Librarian, Hayward Public Library; EMCEE: Cindy Breeden-Johnson, program coordinator, Literacy Plus; PAGES  3-9: Ramona Rogers, Literacy Plus Learner and Writer 2 Writer Statewide Finalist, accompanied by her Tutor, Sally Nelson; PAGES 10-15: Lalita Tademy, Author of the novels Cane River and Red River; PAGES 16-18: Sean Reinhart, Supervising Librarian, Hayward Public Library; PAGES 18-20: Hon. Kevin Dowling, Hayward City Council; PAGES 20-24: Hon. Olden Henson, Hayward City Council; PAGES 24-32: Reader’s Theater Class (several students), Speech 5, Christine Warda, Instructor, Communication Studies, Chabot College.


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