Unami Summer Reading 2020: Reading Our World
“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
Students in grades 7th through 9th at Unami Middle School are REQUIRED TO READ ONE or more of the graphic novels, fiction or nonfiction books on this list this summer and be prepared to participate in a discussion about their book in the fall.
Our three overarching questions for these discussions will be:
What did you learn about yourself?
What did you learn about others or the world around you?
How has your thinking changed as a result of reading the book?
Please scroll through the Sway below for an overview of all 35 books and more information.