A Reading Revolution - unplugging and reading for pleasure
This year-long literacy project takes place in the College & Career Seminar via Computer Literacy course. We encourage students to unplug from their technologies and get back into reading for pleasure The majority of the titles available come from past and present YALSA Top 100 Best Fiction for Young Adults lists and the Outstanding Books for The College Bound and Lifelong Learners.
Studies, Statistical Data and Opinion on Reading for Pleasure
Students use these books as the basis for class activities. Students may email authors, post on an author’s forum, respond to author’s blog posts; develop book reviews, revise book review content and vet one another’s work for appropriateness; complete graphic design assignments in Fireworks or Photoshop; storyboard, develop and create book trailers.
In C3, we start class each day with 20 minutes of reading for pleasure. Throughout the year, students are expected to have their revolution reading material with them. At any time, it is expected that if a student says “I do not have anything to do” in any class on campus, then they should have their revolution book in hand and be reading for pleasure.
YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee presents fiction titles published for young adults in the past 16 months that are recommended reading:
for ages 12 to 18.
The books on this list illuminate and explore the worlds and lives around us and those far away, where we have come from and where we may be going.
Our mission still follows editorial board member Eleanor Roosevelt’s mantra to put the right book in the hands of every reader–fostering the love of reading and learning as a path to lifelong success.