January is moving on apace so there’s no time to lose! It’s time for this year’s PaperTigers Reading Challenge! Last year, we set about reading five books from/about/by someone from each of the five geographical areas on the PaperTigers map – but this year, as we have spread our wings all the way around the world, our Reading Challenge is going to do the same.
So, without further ado, here it is:
Choose one book from/about/by or illustrated by someone from each of the seven continents – that’s:
Have the books read aloud to you or read them yourself; share them as part of a book-group or in class.
The books can be picture-books, poetry, fiction, non-fiction… the choice is yours.
Tell us what you have chosen/read, as and when, by leaving comments on our monthly updates – and complete the Challenge by the end of July 2009!
It would also be great to join this to the Diversity Rocks! Challenge - this is a wonderfully adaptable challenge: it includes levels for The Overlapper, or even the Non-Joiner, which asks you to read one book by an author of color by the end of February 2009… Or if you’re a “Challenge Addict”:
Commit to reading 6 books, 12 books, or 24 books by authors of color in 2009. If you already read a lot of authors in one group, branch out.
Pick one or more of your challenges and commit to read four different authors of color: perhaps a black author, a Latino author, an Asian author, and a Native American author.
Well, I think at that point you could be an Overlapper AND an Addict, both while taking the PaperTigers Reading the World Challenge!
We’ll be following a similar programme to last year – each month, we’ll have one read-aloud and each of my boys will also choose their own. We’ll keep you posted – and I hope you will too!