Project LIT Community is a grassroots network of book groups that aims to get students excited about reading by highlighting diverse, high-interest, culturally relevant books. The movement started in the fall of 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jarrad Amato, an English teacher at Maplewood High School, and his students initiated a class project to eliminate book deserts in the community. Since then, more than 600 Project LIT Community chapters have been created in schools across the country.
Give them books they can relate to with these highly selected picks.
Dear Martinby Nic Stone
“Teens, librarians and teachers alike will find this book a godsend…. Vivid and powerful.”
前台by Kelly Yang
“It’s the details that sing in this novel, particularly the small moments that feel like everything when you’re a kid….This book will help foster empathy for the immigrant experience for young readers, while for immigrant children, it is a much-needed and validating mirror….Deserving of shelf space in every classroom and library.”
拘留by Samir Ahmed
“By the end of the first two pages of this title the reader will be breathless with the anticipation and excitement of what’s to come.”
―School Library Connection,加星标的审核
It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime (Adapted for Young Readers)由Trevor诺亚
“通过外交，熟悉的和有趣的，Born a Crimeis a piercing reminder that every mad life–even yours–could end up a masterpiece.”
―Jason Reynolds,New York Times畅销书作家
“His mother raised him with an imagination and showed that there were no barriers to whatever he wanted to be. Readers will find this journey through Noah’s formative years humorous and exciting.”
冲压：种族主义，反种族主义和你由Jason Reynolds和IBRAM X.肯迪
“An amazingly timely and stunningly accessible manifesto for young people….At times funny, at times somber but always packed with relevant information that is at once thoughtful and spot-on,冲压是书我希望我作为一个年轻的人，很感谢我的孩子现在有了。”
―Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of布朗女孩梦