The Reading Without Walls Challenge drives readers to expand their horizons by reading a book outside of their comfort zone:
1. A book about a character who doesn't look or live like the reader.
Diversity comes in many forms: race, religion, gender, geography, sexual orientation, class, ability and more.
2. A book about a topic the reader doesn't know very much about.
Whether it's a book on STEM, sports or history, readers don't have to be professionals to immerse themselves in a book on specific topic.
3. A book in a format that the reader doesn't normally read for fun.
Chapter books, picture books, poetry anthologies and graphic novels—there are a lot of ways to enjoy good stories.
Help your students explore diversity in reading and in the world: Take the Reading Without Walls Challenge! Learn how to implement the challenge in your program online at www.cbcbooks.org.
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