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Hamilton Cast Read Alongs

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is excited to extend Hamilton Cast Read Alongs. A program that features Hamilton cast members reading award-winning children’s books followed by a discussion of the history behind the story led by Gilder Lehrman Education Fellow Keisha Rembert.

The goal of this course is to give students an educational and literary experience once a week with members of the theater community. It is an interactive way to hear their favorite stories or stories they are just being introduced to.

Intended Audience

Read Alongs are for elementary school students who wish to interact with Hamilton cast members and learn more about American history. Families and caregivers are also welcome to participate.

Schedule and Registration

Each session is a 30-45 minute stand-alone program. 

Antuan Raimone reading Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson (Simon & Schuster)

Morgan Wood reading Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack (Simon & Schuster)

Ashley Brook Monroe reading Ticktock Banneker’s Clock by Shana Keller (Sleeping Bear Press)

Krystal Mackie reading The Bell Rang by James Ransome (Simon & Schuster)

Cherry Torres reading Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh (Duncan and Abrams Books)

Marcus John reading Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom by Shane W. Evans (MacMillan)

Marja Harmon reading Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Holiday House)

Tiffany Mellard reading Ona Judge Outwits the Washingtons by Gwendolyn Hooks (Capstone)

Meet Your Teacher

Keisha Rembert is the 2019 Illinois History Teacher of the Year. She’s also a lifelong learner and Assistant Professor of Teacher Preparation at National Louis University. Before entering teacher education, Keisha spent over fifteen years teaching middle school English and history in the Chicagoland area. In 2019, Keisha was also named the Outstanding Middle-Level English Educator by the National Council of Teachers of English. Her passion for equity, social justice, youth literature, and historical understanding and activism coalesce in her service on several boards and as an active member of numerous national organizations. Her work with the Institute has included her role as a master teacher and instructor for the History School course The Paradox of Liberty.

Please email hamilton@gilderlehrman.org with any questions.

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