The theme for today on Share a Story — Shape a Future is “Reading: A Passport to Other Worlds.” I encourage you to read the post(s) by Carol Rasco from Reading is Fundamental and start thinking about how you can make your reading a passport to other worlds, as well as how you can encourage those around you to do so as well.

Part of Carol’s contribution to Share a Story is a round-up of blogs on today’s theme. I was so glad to see that the Paper Tigers Blog had been mentioned, as that is the blog I immediately thought of when I started pondering what to post about today.

Paper Tigers has a year-long “Reading the World” challenge, which I have joined. I look forward to finding and reviewing books in the categories that make up the challenge. Quoting from the post I linked to above,

“1. Read a total of seven books.

2. Choose six books from/about/by or illustrated by someone from different countries anywhere in the world, three of which must be in different continents, and at least one of which must be translated from another language.

3. Choose one book from/about your city/district – as local and as relevant to your geographical setting as you can find.

4. You should choose at least one book of each of the following categories: fiction, poetry and non-fiction.”

This seems perfectly designed for a family project or for a classroom project. I hope others will consider joining in this challenge — there is no time limit set, other than doing the reading during the current calendar year.

Want to join me in reading the world?


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