Unami Summer Reading 2021:
Books as Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Doors
“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created and recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of the larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books." Rudine Sims Bishop
Unami students are encouraged to read one or more books this summer. We have provided a recommended list of graphic novels, fiction and nonfiction books that will facilitate a discussion of your summer reading book this fall. You are not limited to these titles. In the fall, we will focus on the following questions so please choose a book that will allow you to engage in the dialogue.
Our two overarching questions for these discussions will be:
Through the process of reading this book-
What did you learn about yourself?
What did you learn about others and the world around you?
Sora ebooks can be borrowed by students at Unami 24/7:
Please scroll through the Sway below for an overview of all the recommended titles and more information.