Why Read Diverse?
Reading diverse is an excellent opportunity to follow the advice of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, who suggested Scout “learn a simple trick”. In order to understand other people, Atticus explained that you must “climb into his skin and walk around in it”. Reading is an unique opportunity to do just that! It is a chance to travel beyond Clinton County into a world of books and to learn about different places, different lives, and new perspectives.
How to “Join” the Challenge
#DiverseReading2020 is an Instagram challenge, which will also be posted on Facebook. Simply read from each category and then share your thoughts. Post a shelfie (picture of the book you read, or yourself with the book) on Instagram or Facebook. Be sure to tag us in the post and use the hashtags #DiverseReading2020, #myFCPL, or #myFCPLReadingChallenges. Those participating earn chances to win prizes throughout the year. If social media is not your thing, that is okay, too. Copies of the Reading Challenge will be available at the Library, our Branches, and here. Be sure to follow our social media and blogs as we read diverse at the library. Expect book reviews to pop up throughout 2020. You can find us on Instagram @MyFCPL and @TheYALibraran. We are excited to hear about your experiences reading diverse!
Ready, Set, Go
Here is our Diverse Reading Checklist!
One Last Thing
To Kill a Mockingbird is an excellent place to start #DiverseReading2020. It is also available for check out as a book, ebook, audiobook, or eaudiobook from FCPL.
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