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  • The Reading Adventure : 100 Books to Check Out Before You're 12

The Reading Adventure : 100 Books to Check Out Before You're 12

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Discover your next read with this carefully curated list from We Need Diverse Books.

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Check out 100 must-read books to try before you’re 12! Packed with reviews, recommendations, and exclusive author interviews, The Reading Adventure: 100 Books to Check Out Before You’re 12 will inspire young readers to discover books beyond the curriculum and see themselves on the page.

From mystery to autobiography, the book is organized by genre, so you can jump to the section that interests you the most. Each entry has a key theme box so you can immediately see if the book is something you’ll enjoy, and helpful signposts lead readers to another book the author thinks they’ll enjoy. Then, flip to the back for writing prompts and handy conversation starters about reading and representation. Hidden gems, award-winners, classics, and current bestsellers are brought to life by vibrant illustrations. There’s truly something for everyone!