Let’s end the year and the 40 Book Challenge with Gene Luen Yang’s Reading Without Walls Challenge!
From Gene Luen Yang’s blog, entry written May 13th, 2016:
So this crazy thing happened this past January. The Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child A Reader appointed me the fifth National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature!
Every National Ambassador picks a platform. Mine is Reading Without Walls. I want every kid — every reader, really — to explore the world through books. Books have played a vital role in getting me outside of my comfort zone. I believe they can do the same for you.
As National Ambassador, I issue you a challenge! I challenge you to read without walls in one of three ways:
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 might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or a hybrid book.
If you really want to go for the gold star, read a book that fits all three criteria!
Read, read, read, this coming month — inspired by Gene Luen Yang’s challenge! Go to it!
Learn more about Yang’s experiences as #NatAmb and #ReadingWithoutWalls here.