We Read Too is a directory of hundreds of picture, chapter, middle grade and young adult books written by authors of color featuring main characters of color. Whether you are a parent, librarian, teacher or student, We Read Too is the best resource for you to find diverse books for youth readers.
Once you download the app you can:
* Browse and search our directory of hundreds of title separated in the following categories: picture, chapter, middle grade and young adult books.
* View the details about each book.
* Share the book to any social media app or view it online where you can purchase or add it to your Goodreads profile.
* Suggest any title you think should be added to the directory, which will be moderated before it is added.
*The 17+ rating is because the app allows the user to go directly to Safari.
Visit our website: www.wereadtoo.com
Follow on Twitter: @WeReadTooApp
Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WeReadTooApp
Questions or Feedback? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fixed a bug that was causing the same link to be populated in the share sheet activity items. Now, only one option will show either Open in Safari or in Goodreads.
Added a clickable link "View in Safari" and "View on Goodreads" to the book detail view so you can more easily take action on a book you want to learn more about.
Ratings and Reviews
Some More Features To Consider
I love the idea of this app, but I feel as if it is still in its early stages. Some things I think would be great to add are: a way to filter certain books by demographics. That way people know what group to read in, and it would help with the interface of not being able to search for specific books. Also, I feel like a section on queer books, books on disability, and books tackling mental health issues need to be put in as well because there is much more to add about diversity than race and ethnicity. This could be a great app that I would use for my future students, but it still needs some updating and new features to be considered something worth using daily in the classroom.
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 the idea but it should have this.
I love the idea of this app. I actually do love finding books with people just like me in them because it’s nice seeing something that finally represents me and my life. But I honestly feel like it’ll be much better if we were able to read these books on this app instead of being taken to a place to get it. Like iBooks how you can just purchase the book digitally or just read it for free. I don’t mind buying a book it’s just when you download an app to read book you download a app to read book on your device not to be taken to a link that’ll tell you where you can buy the book. But above all lovely idea
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.