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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE

WELCOME to Hour 3 of Dewey’s Readathon! It’s going to be a great event and since it’s early in the Readathon,

LET’S

DO

THIS

THING!!!

I don’t know about you but I’m all about diversity! It’s what makes the world go ’round and my tiny brain go pitter patter. I can’t get enough of books about people of different colors, ethnicities, orientations, languages, etc. Diversity is the honey in my coffee.  Maybe you love diversity as much as I do or maybe you need to step up your Diversity game. Either way, now’s your chance to SHINE!

Here’s how you do the Diversity SHELFIE Mini Challenge:

  • go to your shelf
  • find a book containing diversity
  • take a selfie with said book (hence the term “shelfie”
  • post to Instagram (or Twitter if you don’t have IG)
  • tag [email protected]
  • post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book
  • enter as many times as you want

 

Don’t have a book containing diversity in your stacks? No worries!

  • find a photo of a book with a diverse character that you’ve read or want to read
  • save it
  • upload it to Instagram (or Twitter)
  • tag me. I’m still @pamlovesbooks
  • post the title of the book and a word or two about why you love the book
  • enter as often as you like
  • if you don’t have Instagram or Twitter, leave a comment below with a diverse book

Here’s a sample of my Shelfie.

Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE

 

I’ll do another one during the challenge. Probably won’t have lipstick on but whatever, right?

When we’re done I hope to have a list of new Diverse books to read and enjoy, cuz you can never have enough books, right?

Challenge will run through hour 21 os LET’S GET GOING!

I’ll choose a winner (or maybe 2) and post it here. Prize is a super duper cute bookmark or if you’re outside the US you can choose a prize from the main site.

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

18 replies on “Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Hour 3 Mini Challenge: DIVERSITY SHELFIE”

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Started to read it, and it looks good.

I love this book because I really liked the narration by the main character.
The overall themes and ideas represented were progressive & beautiful to read. The story was a mixture of cute/lovely and ridiculously gruesome. It’s so contradictory, but the stuff that made me the saddest, angriest, & most horrified, were the most touching & beautiful parts.

I really liked Trickster, by Steven Harper. It’s set in his Silent Empire universe and features a queer protagonist of Australian Aboriginal descent.

My current bookshelf is incredibly small, so I don’t have much variety. I really want to read LGBTQ+ books, but currently have none. So I put Binge by Tyler Oakley I so want to read it.

Binge by Tyler Oakley 🙂

I hoping to get to _The Plague of Doves_ by Louise Erdrich today. I like her novels about family and responsibility, set among Native Americans in the Dakotas.

I have two on my list for today.
The Hundred Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
No Land’s Man by Aasif Mandvi

What a great challenge! This will definitely be expanding my personal TBR (in the best way). Thanks for hosting!

I posted The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick. Loved the superhero theme used to drive the main character throughout this coming of age (closet) story. Thanks for hosting 😉

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