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Diversify Your Reading

June 25, 2011

If you need any extra incentive to add some diversity to your reading (or, for librarians, to promote diverse books in your library), well, have Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon got a good one for you.

Diversity in YA Fiction is running the Diversify Your Reading Challenge this summer. The rules are simple.

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.

An awesome set of books (White Cat and Red Glove! Ship Breaker! Eon and Eona! and more!) will be awarded to one librarian and one blogger.

For more information, and to learn how you can enter to win the kickoff giveaway, head here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 26, 2011 2:30 am

    This is a fabulous idea! I’ve personally purchased a couple of books that are different from my normal reading material. I’m also encouraging my daugther to read outside this box this summer. Again, great idea!

  2. June 27, 2011 2:55 pm

    thanks so much for helping spread the word, trisha!!

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