Event kicks off Read Across American celebration! - October 27, 2005
Renowned artist and illustrator Kadir Nelson will be the guest speaker for the Fort Wayne Education Association's kickoff of its annual Read Across America observance. From 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 6, members of the Fort Wayne Community Schools Read Across America teams at each of the district's 53 schools, administrators and Board of School Trustees members will be at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to meet with Nelson and to see his works. Most recently, he has illustrated a book celebrating the life of jazz great Duke Ellington. Nelson is the 2005 Corretta Scott King Awards winner and has become one of today's most successful illustrators. The IPFW jazz orchestra will perform during the event, which kicks off the FWEA/FWCS wildly popular Read Across America event taking place on March 2. It will be the 9th annual celebration for the district - and the 102nd birthday of the creator of the Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss. Last year, 2,000 people from across the community volunteered to read to children in FWCS schools! Members of media are invited to attend the event. For information, contact Debbie Morgan, PIO, 467-2022.