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The Reading Without Walls Challenge

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang invites you to take the Reading Without Walls Challenge!

Inspired by his official platform, the challenge encourages readers to explore books of diverse voices, genres, and formats.

RWW-Challenge-Guidelines RWW-Challenge-Certificate

*Click flyer and certificate to download*

reading without walls

*Click poster to print and hang in your classroom*

Share the challenge on social media!

Take a photo of the book and post it on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadingWithoutWalls

Challenge your classroom or community!

If you are a teacher, librarian, or bookseller, you can encourage your students, patrons, and customers to take up the Reading Without Walls Challenge! See what San Francisco’s Live Oak School did this past school year!

Be a part of the fall 2016 pilot program!

To participate:


About the National Ambassador Program

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Program was established in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council (CBC), Every Child a Reader (ECAR), and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress (CFB). The program is administered by Every Child a Reader. Over the last eight years, the National Ambassador Program has reached millions of young readers and their caregivers in the United States.

Visit for more information about the National Ambassador program.

 About Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang is the Printz Award winning author of American Born Chinese and two-time National Book Award finalist. Yang is the country’s fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Learn more at and follow him on Twitter @geneluenyang.

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