Crazy Quilts has announced its Crazy-Color Summer Reading List.
Recall, that Edi Campbell called for suggestions so that she could create a diverse list of teen reads. Naturally, when I hear diverse I immediately think race. But Edi took it several steps beyond that and chose ten books that touched across race, culture, genre and subject matter.
I’ve listed the books that made the cut, below, but visit Crazy Quilts for a small summary of each book and to see the lovely covers.
Pass the list on to a teen you know and encourage them to write a small review. Edi’s trying to get as many reviews on these books as possible by Labor Day.
I smell a challenge!!!
Crazy-Color Summer Reading List
What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (Graphic Non-Fiction)
Perfect Chemistry By Simone Elkeles
Door of No Return by Sarah Mussi
Marcelo in the Real World by Francisico X
Guardian by Julius Lester
A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott
The Fold by An Na
American Shaolin by Matthew Polly