Diversify Your Reading!

Posted on 23 June 2011 Thursday

Summer is my kind of reading time! The only thing better? Reading to win books! Thanks so much to Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon for prompting readings to diversify their reading choices with this great summer challenge! Who can enter and what can you win?

Here are a few of the details:

Libraries: We invite librarians to incorporate diverse middle grade and young adult novels into your summer reading programs, whether it’s as a book display, a book club event, or a book list you’ve created to share with your patrons. Please take photos or shoot video of your display or event and share them with us!

Readers and Book Bloggers: We invite readers and book bloggers to read diverse MG and YA books throughout the summer (you choose the books!) and write an essay (at least 500 words) about your experience. You can post it on your website, Blogger, LiveJournal, Tumblr, or on Facebook; we only ask that your post be publicly readable.

What to read: You can read whichever diverse books you like! By diverse we mean: (1) main characters or major secondary characters (e.g., a love interest or best friend kind of character) who are of color or are LGBT; or (2) written by a person of color or LGBT author. If you need some suggestions, check out our Diversity in YA lists of new books, and these book list@Reading in Color  or right here on CrazyQuilts booklists.

Deadline: The deadline for all entries is September 1, 2011.

visit Diversity in YA Fiction for more details! 

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