School’s out! This month, I want to do something a little different. I always encourage you to schedule a time for your family to unplug. I often urge you to spend time with your children and share with you the importance of each child reading a few minutes each day at home to maintain and/or improve their reading skills.
Let me preface this by saying I am a life-long bibliophile. I love everything about books: the smell, the texture, and the act of physically turning each page. With this in mind, I have created a list of ten books to read over the summer. The main character in each book is a person of color. Each book is age-appropriate for you to read with your children. Enjoy!
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes
Leila in Saffron by Rukhsanna Guidroz
Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
Thank You, Omu by Oge Mora