Friday, June 6, 2014

MotherReader's 9th Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Call for Diversity

Today begins MotherReader's 9th Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge and it's not too late to sign up.  This year's reading challenge has a Call for Diversty, encouraging participants to read, share and review books that show diversity in all ways and in solidarity with the #weneeddiversebooks campaign:



Here are the books I am hoping to read this weekend and review in the future:

1- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
    This has been on my TBR shelf way too long and I don't know why.  I absolutely loved Fangirl.

2- Soccer Star by Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by Renato Alarc√£o

3- The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope and Apartheid in South Africa by Phil Bildner,
     illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson -

     These two books are in honor of the 2014 World Cup beginning on June 12th.

4- All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom by Angela Johnson, illustrated by E.B.
    Lewis

5- The Year of the Fortune Cookie by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Patrice Barton

6- Planet Middle School by Nikki Grimes

7- Eddie Red Undercover: Mystery of Museum Mile by Marcia Wells

I considered reading The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, but I'm a slow reader and I really want to savor the work of these two favorite authors.  So they are put away for later.

But, for now, let the reading games begin!


8 comments:

  1. Good luck!! I'm interested in your review of Eleanor and Park. Everyone seems to have been reading it lately but I'm not sure if I'm interested or not...

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  2. Oh, I enjoyed Eddie Red! It's a good readathon pick--fast and untiring!

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  3. Eddie Redd was good, and I'll have to look up The Red Pencil. I picked up Eleanor and Park because my daughter is named Eleanor, but neither one of us got into it. Too YA for me-- I' do so much better with middle grade. Have fun!

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  4. I love books about Juneteenth -- I'll have to look up the Johnson book.

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  5. Good luck! I've heard good things about Eddie Red.

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  6. Happy Reading! I can't wait to read your reviews.

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  7. I forgot that I had "Eleanor and Park" at home. I ordered it for Christmas for my daughter. Hmmm, may be reworking my list.

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  8. Hope the reading it going well!

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