Reading is like a journey - where will you go? is the latest initiative from Read Manchester to promote reading across the city. The campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust to promote reading for pleasure has joined forces with Transport for Greater Manchester to encourage children to try different authors and genres of books using the Metrolink map as inspiration.
The map, aimed at children aged 8-11, encourages children to read books from different lines by a wide variety of authors. They might hop on the School Tales line and then jump on to the Mystery and Magic line for example. By exploring the Metrolink inspired map, children will discover new books to take their reading in different directions. We all know someone who loves one particular author and is really reluctant to try someone else. Here we’ve done the hard work for them by suggesting other great authors!
Every child in Years 5 and 6 in Manchester primary schools will receive a free copy of the map from Read Manchester. The books will be available for everyone to borrow from Manchester Libraries in physical or digital formats.
Why not download your own map and see where your reading journey takes you?