We Read Too
By Kaya Thomas
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We Read Too is a book resource app that includes hundreds of books written by AUTHORS OF COLOR featuring CHARACTERS OF COLOR!
- Browse books in different genres.
- Search by author or book title.
- View details of each book.
- View the book on the internet through Safari.
- Share any book via iMessage, social media and more!
- Suggest books YOU want added to the app.
- Easily view new books one at a time with the Discover tab.
- NO update needed when new books are added just refresh by pulling down the screen on the directory pages and keep browsing.
Diverse literature is important! This application is a central location where books featuring characters of color are not located in subcategories, they are the MAIN categories. #WeNeedDiverseBooks
Rating of 17+ because of access to the internet via Safari.
Follow on Twitter: @WeReadTooApp
Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeReadTooApp
Questions or Feedback? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's New in Version 3.1.0
After Parse shut down, We Read Too's backend was switched to mLab with a Parse Server running on Heroku. The image files for the book covers were lost after Parse officially shut down a few weeks ago. With this new update, the images for the book covers are back.
Add a literacy leveler for teachers
Love the app. As a teacher I would highly recommend adding a Literacy Leveler. Each book has a literacy level which helps to ensure each child is reading a book at their appropriate reading level (so a 3rd grader doesn't get a kindergarten or 5th reading level book). Please check out the reading correlation charts for Fountas and Pinell as most books in classrooms are leveled according to their criteria. It would be a HUGE help for teachers like me whose dream is to diversify libraries AND get appropriate books into the hands of readers. Thanks!
Love it! More genres!
I LOVE that this exists, and the list of books is quality, too!! So into this already. It would be awesome to include adult books too, though, and to split what's there already into more genres. Having just children's/YA doesn't narrow down the selection much for people browsing. And it's really important for adults to see themselves in books too!
I absolutely love and support this app. What an amazing idea. I truly believe diverse literature is paramount to a more understanding and accepting society. The more children see diverse characters in diverse circumstances, the better. I've been searching for a way to locate books based on cultural representation for quite some time, and I'm thrilled to have discovered this app! Kudos.