Explore Diversity: The Reading Without Walls Challenge

On Thursday, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader deployed a pilot program in 25 schools nationwide, with the aim of encouraging students “to explore books of diverse voices, genres, and formats.” That initiative, spearheaded by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang and dubbed the Reading Without Walls Challenge, tasks readers to tackle work that fall squarely outside their comfort zone. Here are the guidelines:



To get your school involved, visit the CBC website.



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Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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