Reading Creates Awareness

What better reason to read? What better motivation than to stretch outside our boundaries, to think outside of ourselves and our little corner of the world? Reading can create, and should create, awareness. Literature can be a powerful tool to open a closed mind and spark compassion.


With children and teens, who often haven't had opportunities to travel outside their own hometowns, reading can open doors earlier. Reading to experience different cultures has the ability to bring forth a wonderful sensitivity to other people. It can even lead to empathy. Personal growth happens when young and developing readers put themselves into other people's shoes.


In light of the recent escalated crisis in Afghanistan, it is more important than ever that the next generation develop these positive traits: sensitivity, empathy, and compassion. Paired with an awareness of current events, are powerful enough to drive activism and even change the world.


Check out this week's teen & YA book recommendations.

#WordsintheDust #TheKiteRunner #ThreeCupsofTea


Follow these links for more information on how you can help.

https://www.upworthy.com/how-to-help-afghan-women-and-girls


https://support.womenforwomen.org/donate/afghanistan-emergency-2x-match?src=HHUA21082A


https://giwps.georgetown.edu/how-to-save-the-lives-of-afghan-women/


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