Tuesday, December 15th- Wednesday, December 30th 2015
Get on the Reading Rainbow, and help others get on it, too! Bring a book or two: let a kid escape into the romantic antipodes of their infinite imagination.
The books will be donated and distributed in schools across east New York.
Need ideas? Here are some of our dusty reads to up cycle:
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
You know you have one, two, or all seven of these books. Don’t be embarrassed at the dog-eared, tear-stained pages from when Dobby dies. We felt the loss, too.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Now that you’ve re-read it all twice and re-watched the movies thrice, it’ll be okay to let a kid from Brooklyn escape to Middle Earth. Well, at least when the next special edition set comes out. Or… the last saga for Game of Thrones!
Princess Bride by William Goldman
Wayside School Is Falling Down by Louis Sacher
Now that you’re a supposedly well-adjusted adult, this book is meant to be with a kid who feels the absurdity and superstition of growing up in a classroom with 20 other strange kids.
Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein’s classic anthology of poems has brought us through some hard times.
The Giver by Louis Lowry
Speaking of giving back… what greater gift is there than the gift of gratitude? This book shifts the perspective definition and ubiquitous constraints of “what is normal”– a valuable lesson.