Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Many Reading Without Walls Recommendations
View the Reading Without Walls announcement by Gene Luen Yang at http://read.macmillan.com/mcpg/reading-without-walls/
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang calls us all to READ WITHOUT WALLS, exploring books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried.
READING WITHOUT WALLS promotes diversity and opens readers’ eyes to new ideas and experiences. In this divided time in our nation’s history, READING WITHOUT WALLS is an inclusive way to spread appreciation and understanding for others — and to learn new and exciting things.
Reading Without Walls is happening now, and anyone can participate — teachers, librarians, book-sellers, and readers. Just find something new and different to read — and let books open up the world around you.
What can YOU do to read without walls?
Once you’ve finished reading, complete the challenge by challenging someone else! Use #ReadingWithoutWalls to tell all of your friends on social media what books you chose and challenge them to do the same.
In addition to Gene Luen Yang’s books, here are just a few handfuls of titles that I can recommend to help us and our students & children read without walls. I know this is quite an extensive list, but I tried to include a variety to help have a recommendation for any reader (though I mostly stuck with middle grade and YA texts).
Diverse Character Reccomendations
1. Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks and Gita Varadarajan
3. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
5. The Outside Circle by Patti Laboucane-Benson
6. Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan
10. Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
Interesting Topics Recommendations
1. The War that Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
2. Bot Wars by J.V. Kade
3. Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet
5. Revolution by Deborah Wiles
6. A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
9. Personal Effects by E.M. Kokie
Different Format Recommendations
1. Audiobook: Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
2. Audiobook: Upside Down Magic by Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, and Emily Jenkins
3. Audiobook: All Fall Down by Ally Carter
5. Graphic Novel: HiLo by Judd Winick
9. Novel in Verse: Loving Vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell
10. Novel in Verse/Vignettes: Moo by Sharon Creech
Which books do you recommend others read to Read Without Walls?