Over the course of the year I have made a conscious effort to introduce my children to more diverse reads. Encouraging them to read books from different genres, authors and countries has definitely had a strong impact on their thinking. If you’d like to see what middle grade reads we’ve devoured this year, check out the books about differing abilities and rebel women that we’ve read.
More recently I came across Amal Unboundauthored by Aisha Saeed. First of all, can we just take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous cover designed byShehzil Malik! It has henna adorned hands with rose stems held together in prayer for hope. It’s absolutely beautiful! Continue reading →
Kay Woodward reading to some children at the Maktaba library. Image supplied by the author
My daughter and I recently had the opportunity to get our hands on a fantastic book called ‘What Would She Do? Real-life Stories of 25 Rebel Women Who Changed The World’. A beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written book about strong resilient women – what’s not to love?!
Have you read my latest review on this gorgeous book? If not, head over here, to see why this should be next on your ‘to be read’ list! Continue reading →
I’m an avid reader – always have been! More importantly though, I have been fortunate enough to cultivate the love of reading in my children. They will always be on the look out for books to satisfy their appetite for reading. In this insatiable quest, they indulge in a diverserange of books – different genres, authors and recommendations from friends, and may even try out a book based on the cover! (I think it’s safe to assume we have all done that at some point!).
To fuel my own thirst, I recently joined theDiverse Books Club (DBC) as a way to cultivate a diverse range of books in my reading. I was first introduced to the DBC, through Madeleine, who shares her love for literature through Top Shelf Text. She is also a Special Education Teacher and works hard at instilling the love of reading in children. I highly recommend her Instagram stories as they are pure bookish joy!