Challenge Accepted!Our librarians put together a Summer Reading challenge to broaden your reading horizons: https://t.co/kwsuv3kGF1 #ReadersUnite pic.twitter.com/u5t1EuABCJ— NY Public Library (@nypl) June 16, 2017
This year's summer reading theme is Build a Better World. For this challenge NYPL has come up with 3 categories and a few suggestions for each category. They say, "If you read one book from each suggested category below in June, July, and August, you'll have knocked out three great new-to-you books before the fall."
First up is to try a book about immigrants or refugees.
I'm going with their suggestion of The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
The author describes her experiences as a young Vietnamese immigrant, highlighting her family's move from their war-torn home to the United States in graphic novel format.
Next is to try a book about an unlikely friendship.
Again I went with a NYPL suggestion of Arrival by Ted Chiang.
This is a collection of short stories and contains the story Arrival that the recent movie was based on. The book was originally published in 2002 under the title Stories of Your Life and Others, which is the book I've got on hold at the library.
Next is to try a book that's nonfiction, about an issue that's important to you.
There are so many issues important to me, but since I went with NYPL suggestions for the first two books I decided to pick one of the three they suggested. At the root of all the important issues, speaking out and speaking up are at the core of what I want to get motivated to do more. So one pick was perfect.
That pick is Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt by Sarah Jaffe.