WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Remember sitting on the carpet “Criss Cross Applesauce” while your teacher read to you? That’s the feeling Imagine in Color Read Aloud Series wants to rekindle for families worldwide. Canady Foundation for the Arts (CFA) and the Nick Cannon Foundation (NCF) today announced their new partnership to produce Imagine in Color, a virtual read aloud series that brings awareness to the importance of diverse and inclusive literature while igniting the passion of reading and storytelling, curated with children of color in mind. The goal of the program is to encourage caregivers to continue the practice of reading at home.
Over the past six years, CFA has impacted 5,000+ youth of color and held over 100 performances internationally. CFA’s programs serve children and youth of color from infancy through high school. The Imagine in Color program is a new initiative from CFA that they plan to do annually to bring awareness to families about children’s books written by authors of color with narratives featuring Black and Brown children.