Monday, September 18, 2017

Reading Without Walls - A Nation-Wide Program Celebrating Reading and Diversity

Gene Luen Yang, our National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, teamed up with the Children's Book Council, Every Child a Reader, Library of Congress, and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group to put together this program, Reading Without Walls.

Reading Without Walls "asks our young people to explore the world through books. Specifically, it challengers readers to do one of the following:

1. Read a book about a character who doesn't look like you or live like you.

2. Read a book about a topic you don't know much about.

3. Read a book in a format that you don't normally read for fun. This can be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, or an audiobook."

As Gene says, "Let's all read without walls and see what happens. I bet it'll be something amazing!"

You can find out more here.

And while they launched back in April, it's really something for any month, any moment. Maybe especially this moment right now, whenever you're reading this. And I love the graphic – In our world with too many walls (and talk of more on the way) it's great how books are visualized as the way to not just see over the walls, but climb over the walls.

Thanks Gene.

Now let's all get reading!

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