Bruneians: Read! Face a Book that isn't Facebook!

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If your first impulse is to set a book aside as being irrelevant, stop and consider where that impulse comes from. Are you making assumptions about who your children will be able to relate to or empathize with? As adults, our reading choices are often weighed down by preconceptions about whose stories matter to us. Marketing and bookstores reinforce these separations by shelving things like African American Literature separately, implying that some stories are only of interest to certain people. But young readers are often much more open-minded, and need only a great story to engage them.
"Debunking 3 Common Myths About Diverse Books" by Hannah Ehrlich (Reading Rainbow)  (via diversityinya)

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