The Youth Empowerment Program is pleased to announce a new early childhood reading program.
The 30 minute story-time sessions will be led by Katharine Phelps, a world citizen, educator, and parent currently living in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Read Aloud with Katharine Phelps
September 14, 2020
About the Read Aloud Program
Read alouds and monthly book selections will be an eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction narratives sharing a multitude of experiences, voices, cultures, and stories. Some titles will highlight individuals and events that changed history and opened doors, some will explore social constructs and stereotypes, others will stretch our imaginations and inspire each of us to cultivate our gifts and talents and construct our own, unique identities that transcend boundaries.
Phelps was raised in Swaziland, Africa as a child, served as a classroom teacher in China for two years, and did volunteer education work while raising a family with her husband in Israel for ten years. She has a master’s degree in education from NYU.
“Say Something” by Peter Reynolds for preschool through third grade
“The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander for first through third grade
We hope you will join us for live read alouds on Zoom, and also check out our Instagram page for titles you can read and discuss at home with your young ones.