Wednesday, June 29, 2011
May Winners & A Giveaway for Diversifying Your Reading
Extra late as always, I just ask for your continued patience. I'm going to try and be on top of things during the summer to regain my good habits :)
Our May winners....
Sylvia from What If Books Etc reviewed White Cat by Holly Black
Chelle from The Prairie Library who reviewed The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, related by Herself, edited by Moira Ferguson
Congratulations winners, I will email you shortly (promise :D) Happy summer reading everyone!!
Remember the Diversity in YA tours? Hopefully you were able to attend. The founders of Diversity in YA, Malinda Lo and Cindy Pon have created a challenge for the summer to encourage people to read more diverse YA/MG. You can read as many books as you want, all you have to do as a book blogger or reader is list the books you read and write a 500-word essay (at least) on your experience. But wait there's more! If you spread the word on the challenge you will be entered into the ARC giveaway. The Spread the Word giveaway ends July 31, the actual challenge ends September 1. Go here for more info
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