reading challenges

Read Harder 2017: Read a Book With a Character of Color Going on a Spiritual Journey

  After a hiatus, we’re back with the last few Read Harder 2017 challenges!  For this week, the challenge is to “Read a book with a character of color going on a spiritual journey,” as submitted by best-selling author Daniel Jose Older.  (Scroll down the list to see one of his YA novels listed!) The […]

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Read Harder 2017: Frequently Banned or Challenged Book

This week’s Read Harder challenge is sadly, pretty easy to do.  Even in 2017, hundreds of books are banned or challenged in schools and libraries each year, so it’s good to familiarize yourself with the books that other people have found overly controversial.  Take a look at some of these titles: The Absolutely True Diary […]

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Read Harder 2017: YA/Middle Grade Novel by an LGBTQ+ Author

This week’s Read Harder challenge is a little trickier than usual: Read a young adult or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.  (This means that we’re considering the authors for this challenge, not just the titles.) But we’ve still managed to put together a fun list of books for younger readers!  […]

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