Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Reading Without Walls

Have you heard about the new program that’s being launched this month to encourage reading? It’s called Reading Without Walls.

I must admit I’ve heard very little about it except for an email I received from Gina the publicity manager at First Second Books. It sounds like a wonderful program and I wanted to share the information with you. Below is the release I received.

We're delighted to be launching Reading Without Walls this April -- a month-long, nation-wide program to promote diversity in reading, inspired by National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang and his ambassadorial platform. Thousands of schools, libraries, bookstores, and comics stores are joining in to help celebrate Reading Without Walls. 

This month, Gene is challenging us all to: 

* Read a book about a character who doesn't look or live like you.
* Read a book in a format you don't typically read -- graphic novels, poetry, audiobooks, plays.
* Read a book about a new subject you don't know much about. 

And we'll be sharing our thoughts with the #readingwithoutwalls hashtag on social media. 

You can find more resources to support Reading Without Walls here: http://read.macmillan.com/mcpg/reading-without-walls/

We're so excited for this program! We hope you can join us in Reading Without Walls this April.

Doesn’t this sound like a great program to you? I especially like the challenges to read something different? What about you, are you up to reading in a format you don’t typically read? If you know more about this program, please share with us in the comments.


  1. It sounds great. Though the walls around my reading are flexible already...

  2. Hi Mason - sounds like a great idea, especially for youngsters getting into the groove of reading ... and something I probably need to do now - though suspect it's not something that will get slotted in to my life ... I have books galore to read around here ... cheers Hilary


  3. Thanks for sharing this, Mason. It sounds like a great program, and I'm always happy about any program that encourages young people to read a variety of different books.

  4. What a great program!!! I love this idea. Thanks to my blogging friends, I read a huge variety.


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