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Read Free Challenge

Discover diverse books for all ages!
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Read 10 books from a diverse collection of voices and share your experience with others!
Read Free is an ongoing challenge, so you can start anytime and finish at your own pace.

What is Read Free?

Read Free is a Live Oak Public Libraries Initiative. Books have the power to change the way we see the world. They are windows to the perspectives of those who differ from ourselves. Through Read Free, we hope to shine a light on authors of historically underrepresented groups, and elevate their voices. Read Free is a call to action for those who wish to explore their world, and wish to see the truth of others, no matter their religion, race, creed or color.

What books count for Read Free?

Books that:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voice to the voiceless
  • Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
  • Seek to challenge the status quo
  • Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group
How does the Read Free Challenge work?

Read Free is an ongoing program for all ages. Read at your own pace and earn badges as you finish books!

  1. Register online or pick up a paper form at your library.
  2. Read books from the recommended lists below.
  3. Share what you learn and encourage others to Read Free too!

Discover diverse books, log activities, and READ FREE!

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Read Free Resources

Click on the links below to find reading recommendations for adults, teens, and kids!

Additional Resources

Change your perspective by listening to new voices and exploring other cultures.

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