Students in grades 3-5 are participating in the Reading Without Walls Challenge. Created by author, illustrator, cartoonist and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Gene Luen Yang, this challenge encourages students to expand their reading horizons by reading books outside of their comfort zone. To meet the Reading Without Walls Challenge, students must do one of the following:
- Read a book about a character that doesn't look like you or live like you.
- Read a book about a topic you don't know much about.
- Read a book in a format that you don't normally read. (i.e. a chapter book, a nonfiction book, an audiobook, a poetry book)
Many Myron J. Francis students have already begun reading books to fulfill the challenge. We will showcase students who meet the challenge on a Reading Without Walls display outside of the library. Parents are encouraged to complete the challenge too and discuss it with their children.
View Gene Luen Yang's Reading Without Walls video below: