Thank you for exploring Reading to Make a Difference.

By Lester L. Laminack and Katie Kelly 

reading to make a difference

In this sample, you will find:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: Discovering Our Own Identities

Books as bridges enable readers to speak freely, think deeply, and take action. In Reading to Make a Difference, Lester and Katie build on the work of Rudine Sims Bishop, extending the notion of books as windows, mirrors, and doors. They offer a pathway that can lead students to take action for social justice causes. They show you how to move beyond exposing your students to diverse children’s literature by offering an instructional framework that is applicable to any topic and can be adapted to your own classroom or community.