We Read Too is a directory of hundreds of picture, chapter, middle grade and young adult books written by authors of color featuring main characters of color. Whether you are a parent, librarian, teacher or student, We Read Too is the best resource for you to find diverse books for youth readers.
Once you download the app you can:
* Browse and search our directory of hundreds of title separated in the following categories: picture, chapter, middle grade and young adult books.
* View the details about each book.
* Share the book to any social media app or view it online where you can purchase or add it to your Goodreads profile.
* Suggest any title you think should be added to the directory, which will be moderated before it is added.
*The 17+ rating is because the app allows the user to go directly to Safari.
Follow on Twitter: @WeReadTooApp
Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeReadTooApp
Questions or Feedback? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The app has been completely rewritten in Swift! Now access the directory as the first screen on launch with a side menu for easy access. We are now grabbing data on each book from Goodreads and storing it using Realm. We've also completely redesigned the user interface in order for a better user experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Some More Features To Consider
I love the idea of this app, but I feel as if it is still in its early stages. Some things I think would be great to add are: a way to filter certain books by demographics. That way people know what group to read in, and it would help with the interface of not being able to search for specific books. Also, I feel like a section on queer books, books on disability, and books tackling mental health issues need to be put in as well because there is much more to add about diversity than race and ethnicity. This could be a great app that I would use for my future students, but it still needs some updating and new features to be considered something worth using daily in the classroom.
We Needed This!
Thank you for this app. I struggle to sort through all of the book lists and even Goodreads to find books by/about people of color for my daughter. It’s also difficult to communicate all of those lists to my students in my courses. This has just made my life! If I can make two suggestions: 1) it would be nice to be able to search by topic and 2) it would also be nice to either create a list that stays on the app or connects to Goodreads. Thank you again! I’ll be sharing this app in all of my young adult and multicultural literature courses!
It’s NOT racist
Growing up where almost every book I read as a child had characters that did NOT have brown skin. This is awesome. In a world where we are the minority showing our children that we deserve to be the main character not the side kick. Not the girl down the street. The main character. I am an aunt and godmother and I have already used this to purchase books for the kids I love. There Asian, African American and Caucasian. We are different but we are the same in many ways and we all deserve to be a front row participant in the fabric of the world. Go girl!! Awesome app.
- Kaya Thomas
- 17.3 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2018 Kaya Thomas
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.