A Literary Adventure You Shouldn’t Miss this Season

A Literary Adventure You Shouldn’t Miss this Season



Have you ever thought about why reading is important and why it should never die, especially in the 21st century? Why is it important to always embark on some form of literary adventure or another?

Well, this is because reading has the ability to improve our language skills and also make us smarter, more creative, and emotionally intelligent. It serves as a bridge to knowledge and understanding, enabling us to navigate the complex world around us.

Truthfully, reading opens doors to new worlds and makes us understand others better by allowing us to walk in the shoes of different characters. It’s why an American children’s author and political cartoonist, Dr. Seuss, said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Also, do you know that children who read regularly are able to communicate better, have a richer vocabulary, and have a better grasp of complex ideas? They also tend to explore new topics and ideas on their own.

Here are some recommendations to help you get started on enjoyable reading:

5 Books to Start Your Literary Adventure

1. The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

Tracy Beaker is a lively ten-year-old living in a care home nicknamed “the Dumping Ground.” This story explores the concepts of family, friendship, and resilience, showing us how compassion and understanding are important. Tracy’s creative imagination and strong will can also encourage you to be resilient during tough times.

2. The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka

This play tells the story of Sidi, a lovely village girl who has caught the attention of a modern schoolteacher and a traditional chief. This work shows us how traditions clash with modern ways. It teaches us to respect different viewpoints, value tradition, and embrace change while still keeping our cultural heritage intact.

3. Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri

The novel follows Kwame, a young man, on a quest to find his father. Along the way, he encounters various challenges and adventures that shape his character and understanding of the world. You and your friends can learn the importance of perseverance, courage, and the value of family bonds.

4. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell’s timeless novel, Black Beauty, narrates the life of a horse named Black Beauty. Through Black Beauty’s experiences, you and your peers can learn about empathy, animal welfare, and the impact of human actions on our animal friends, fostering a sense of responsibility and compassion. Black Beauty becomes our gentle teacher, imparting the importance of treating all living beings with kindness and respect.

5. Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Adichie

Purple Hibiscus revolves around Kambili and her family during a tough political time in Nigeria. It looks at family, extreme religion, and personal growth. You can learn about family issues, how politics affects people, and why it’s important to speak up. The book encourages thinking freely and being strong in what you believe.

Infuse the Holiday Season with a Literary Adventure

This holiday, consider adding literature to your celebrations. These classics will not only entertain you but will also teach valuable life lessons. Through the adventures of the characters within the pages of these books, you can learn the importance of resilience, kindness, compassion, and the joy of discovery. Trust me, you’ll be glad you read these books because they will prepare you for the real world.

People like Malala Yousafzai, who advocates for girls’ education, loved reading. And Nelson Mandela, who fought for fairness and peace, was a big reader too. Reading inspired them to do awesome things, just like it can inspire you!

So, cosy up in your favourite spot with a nice cup of juice, and let the pages of these classics unfold the wonders of imagination and life’s valuable lessons.

uLesson wishes you a happy reading, and may this festive season be filled with the joy of stories that last a lifetime 💙💜!

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