Reading without Walls with Children’s Author Deborah Diesen
April is Reading Without Walls month and this program asks young people to explore the world through books by breaking down barriers and celebrating diversity in children’s books. Specifically, it challenges readers to do one of the following: Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like them or live like them; read a book about a topic they don’t know much about; and read a book in a format that they don’t normally read for fun, such as a chapter book, an audio book, a graphic novel, or a book in verse. This is a partnership between the Children’s Book Council, Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, Every Child a Reader and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
To learn more about the program visit www.ReadingWithoutWalls.com
Nicola’s Books is lucky enough to have Michigan children’s book author Deborah Diesen to join us for a celebration of Reading without Walls. Deborah Diesen is the bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish. She grew up in Midland, Michigan, and started writing poems at a young age. She has worked as a bookseller and a librarian, and now works for a small nonprofit organization, but her greatest joy comes from writing for children. She lives with her family in Grand Ledge, Michigan.