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 Alarcão
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.
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!