That's right! It's that time of the year again - time to start thinking about what you might like to read if you decide to participate in MotherReader's legendary Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge. The challenge will begin on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 7:00 A.M. and end not later than Monday, June 9, 2014 at 7:00 A.M.
This year's challenge is a little different. In response to the WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign on the Internet, this years 48 Hour Book Challenge will be dedicated to reading, sharing books that show diversity in all ways.
Sound good? Sound like something you want to do? Just hop on over to MotherReader to read the super simple basics about this challenge and than leave a comment to let her know you will be participating.
And speaking of diversity, if you are going to BEA this year, you might want to be on the lookout for some new and wonderful books that show diversity for your reading challenge.
You might also want to attend the Diversity Panel of acclaimed children's authors that has been added to the Book Con agenda. This was a hard won panel, set up after #WeNeedDiverseBooks initiated an Internet protest over the fact that there was no diversity among the authors that were scheduled to be at Saturday's all day Book Con event.
The panel, called The World Agrees: #WeNeedDiverseBooks will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Room 1E02 from 10:00 to 11:00. If you are going to BEA, you do not need to buy a separate BookCon ticket to attend any of the panels, including this one, and you can also go to the BookCon Show Floor. And this is NOT a ticketed event so anyone can go.