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EAST Primary Holiday Reading - 2024

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The Primary Library at UWCSEA prides itself on its diverse collection. We have heard it said that books are windows, mirrors and sliding doors and we aim to collect books that not only reflect our students' lives but the give them the opportunity to hear others points of view and to develop empathy for others. Over this holiday period why not try to read a selection of books that will help to expand your understanding of how other people live. 

“Books are sometimes windows, offering views of worlds that may be real or imagined, familiar or strange. These windows are also sliding glass doors, and readers have only to walk through in imagination to become part of whatever world has been created or recreated by the author. When lighting conditions are just right, however, a window can also be a mirror. Literature transforms human experience and reflects it back to us, and in that reflection we can see our own lives and experiences as part of a larger human experience. Reading, then, becomes a means of self-affirmation, and readers often seek their mirrors in books.”

― Rudine Sims Bishop