2014 African American Pacesetters contest winners

KarLee Graves, a third-grader at Marcus Garvey Academy, and Jose Pelcastre-Herman, a fourth-grader at Bennett Elementary will receive prizes for winning the 2014 African American World History Pacesetters contest. Graves will receive 20 new books and a stuffed animal as her reading buddy and Pelcastre-Herman will receive a Kindle eReader.

The purpose of this activity is to increase and assess students’ knowledge of the contributions made by African American pacesetters through the reading of biographies, autobiographies and African American Literature. The outcome will be students’ increased knowledge of African American contributions to the world and improved reading comprehension of informational text and narrative text.

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