One of the most meaningful and fun ways to explore other cultures, other ways of thinking and other ways of living is through literature.
In this BOOK CLUB we will venture into a journey of very diverse books throughout the year. My intention is to have the kids see beyond their own upbringing and walk in the shoes of other persons (fictional and real) within the borders of our own country. The United States is one of the most diverse countries in the world and also one of the most divided. In my experience as an immigrant, learning as much as I can about other cultures and the needs of other people, has helped me navigate the vast cultural differences and has helped me gain insight and respect. I am leaving a list of various new writers, most of them with young adult main characters. We will talk about cultural heritage, LGBTQ+ issues, marginalization, able bodies and neurodiversity. I recommend you get all the books at once, since the date to start a new one will vary depending on the speed they go as a group. I won't get links since some people support various bookstores.
The following list is for the entire year:
1.The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
2. Piecing me Together by Renee Watson
3. We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres
4. The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
5.Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki
6. Unbroken by Marieke Nijkamp
7. The Ghost of Rose HIlls by R.M. Romero
8. Same but Different by Holly Pete.
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