Books as Windows and Mirrors: The Importance of Reading Diverse Books
In 1990 Rudine Bishop said “Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created and recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of the larger human experience.”. At this interactive zoom event, you’ll get a chance to hear from a panel of community literature experts as they reflect on the diverse middle grade and young adult books they love and encourage others to read. Our program is delighted to have Dr. Regan Postma-Montano (Hope College Spanish and English professor), Dr. Jesus Montano (Hope English professor), Alex Zhou (Zeeland Christian Schools, Mandarin teacher) and Becca VanWeerdhuizen (West Ottawa High School Librarian) lead this discussion.
This event is sponsored by Readers World.