100 Black Men of Austin Reads “Whoosh!” to Students Across Austin during Black History Month


During Black History month, the 100 Black Men of Austin members read Whoosh! by Chris Barton to 3rd grade classrooms in the Austin Independent School District (AISD). Students were in awe as they learned about Lonnie Johnson’s journey as a kid rocket launcher, teen robot builder, adult NASA Engineer, and inventor of the super soaker. This is book #5 of the AISD Read Mentor program. The 100 Black Men of Austin, Black Pearl Books, and Austin Independent School District have partnered to ensure students are building home libraries to reinforce the importance of reading.