Category Archives: 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge

Title: Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda Written by: Becky Albertalli Published by: Balzar & Bray, April, 2015 Themes/Topics: Coming out, homosexuality, blackmail, change, friendships Suitable for ages: 12-18 Opening: It’s a weirdly subtle conversation. I almost don’t notice I’m being blackmailed.     … Continue reading

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New Shoes – 2015 Diversity Reading Challenge

Title: New Shoes Written by: Susan Lynn Meyer Illustrated by: Eric Velasquez Published by: Holiday House, 2015 Themes/Topics: Shoes, Segregation, Discrimination,  African American Interest, Human & Civil Rights, Fairness, Justice & Equality, Determination, Genre: Historical fiction Suitable for ages: 5-8 Opening: My cousin Charlotte … Continue reading

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Black Boy White School – Diversity Reading Challenge, 2015

Title: Black Boy White School Written by: Brian F. Walker Published by: Harperteen, 2012 Themes/Topics: Racism, African Americans, Somalians, ghetto, class, Maine, boarding school, coming of age Suitable for ages: 14+ Opening: ANTHONY JONES, AN INKY BLACK KNOT OF A fourteen-year-old, stomped down … Continue reading

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