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P.S. 165
Read Out Loud.

Lead Out Loud.

When we read together and read out loud, we develop better readers and stronger leaders. 


P.S. 165
Literacy Hub

This site serves as a resource to help our families, the school community and our neighborhood read together, read aloud and build our students into the next generation of leaders.

May Book Distribution

Thanks to the ongoing collaboration between P.S. 165's Title I Reps and the Culture Committee, each student will be receiving 2 grade-level appropriate books.

Below you’ll find read alouds, more information about the authors and resources to help your family read and enjoy together.


In-person students will receive their books in their backpacks on May 19.


Remote families may pick up books Wednesday, May 19th or Friday, May 21st from 1:45pm-2:45pm outside in the large playground.



All are Welcome
by Alexandra Penfold


The Day You Begin
by Jaqueline Woodson

Kindergarten & 1st


The Colors of Us
by Karen Katz


Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match by Monica Brown

2nd & 3rd

4th & 5th


Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library 
by Carole Boston Weatherford


Great Black Heroes: Five Brilliant Scientists
by Lynda Jones

Literacy Lesson: Windows & Mirrors

All kids need diverse books! They need books that are mirrors - that reflect their own identities and experiences; and they need books that are windows - that allow them to see into the lives of people who are different from them. 

Windows & Mirrors Explained 

See the author of this idea, Rudine Sims Bishop, explain this in her own words.

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Talking about Diverse Books

How do we talk about diverse books with our kids? Literacy expert Natalie Friday from Teacher's College Reading & Writing Program has some great tips.

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