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

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June Review Link-Up!

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Happy June! School is out (or will be very soon), the weather is hot, and I'm guessing many of us plan to spend some time cooling off with a good book this month. I know I've really been looking forward to diving into the pile of books I've been saving up for the summer. I hope you've got some great POC books planned for your summer reading too!

Enter the direct link to your reviews, not to the main page of your blog. We'd like to be able to find your review directly through the link and not have to look for it. Thanks for participating!