Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They love to share lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
Top ten books I want my future children to read
I love this question! When I made my list it was about books that I’ve loved growing up as well as books that teach something. I want them to love reading for its entertainment value and it’s ability to edify us and make us better people. So, my top ten list. In no particular order:
- I added Pride and Prejudice even though I have no idea if these future children would be boys or girls and I highly doubt a boy would love that book. But to have kids that loved the book as much as I do would be pretty great.
- Of Mice and Men because it’s great and I think shines an important light on how we view and treat those with disability.
- Speak because it’s a great book for teenagers and the damages of staying silent.
- The Giver because it’s a fun read and makes you look at your world more carefully.
- Wonder because it teaches empathy in very crucial ways.
- Harry Potter because it’s great, teaches about discrimination, dangers of pursuit of power, tyranny, etc. The list is kind of endless.
- How full is your Bucket? because it’s a great introduction to kids about how being kind to others actually makes us happier people too.
- Oh the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss and life lessons all in one 🙂
- The Lorax Dr. Seuss again and an important lesson about our environment I worry they won’t learn in our current world.
- 7 Habits of Happy Kids to teach them the life skills they need to be happy people, leaders in the communities they will belong to.
- Let’s talk about Race is quite possibly the best children’s book I’ve ever read about how race is just skin deep. I love this book and read it every year to my class!