Diversify Your Reading Challenge

The folks over at Diversity in YA have put together this fabulous reading challenge to help encourage reading diverse.  

Here are the details (from the Diversity in YA Blog):
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 monthly lists of new books, and these book lists at Black Teens Read.
Judging: Cindy Pon and Malinda Lo will select one grand prize winner in each category, and that winner will receive a giant collection of fabulous MG and YA books. In addition, our favorite blog posts may be posted on www.diversityinya.com later this year.
Prizes: Many major publishers have generously donated books to serve as prizes for our challenge. You can check out the preliminary list of prizes here, and we will update the page as more donations come in.
Fine Print: This challenge is open to US libraries only, and prizes can only be sent to a US mailing address.

To find out more and for the form to fill out head over to the Diversity in YA’s Blog Post

There’s also a giveaway for those who post about the reading challenge.  This giveaway ends July 31st, but head over to find out more about it. 

Some Titles I’m going to be reading are:
Will Grayson, Will Grayson Tiger's Curse (Book 1) The Revenant  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Empress of the World 

I hope you’ll join us in reading more diverse books!  
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  1. I received an email about this and while I don’t think I’m going to officially sign up, I’m trying to diversify my reading some. I tend to stick with what I know I’ll like, but I want to try some new things too. I’ve only read one book on your list – Will Grayson, Will Grayson – but I LOVED IT! I’m nearly positive I said it was my feel-good book of the year, so I hope you enjoy it, as well as all the other books.

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