Monday, December 12, 2011

Announcing the 2012 Multi-Cultural Book Challenge!

Welcome to the 2012 Muti-Cultural Book Challenge hosted by KM at One Page At a Time and myself. KM and I thought it would be great to highlight the fabulous YA books written by muti-cultural/ethnic minorities OR featuring multi-cultural/ethnic minorities as main characters.

The goal of this challenge is to read 12 minority YA books for the year. The books can be newly published or been around for a long time. Every month, either KM or I will feature a book or author that meets the criteria and do a book giveaway to those participating in the challenge. All you have to do is review at least one book per month that meets the criteria, upload that review to the Google Doc that will be on either of our sites and you will be entered to win! This is a chance to win a new book every month!

For January, I will feature and give away Living Violet by Jaime Reed: a YA paranormal novel with an African American main character written by an African American author.

There are so many great books to choose from, but if you need some suggestions, check out this list on Goodreads. Ready to sign up? Just declare your participation in the challenge by writing a post on your blog and add your post to the Linky provided. (Special thanks to Kristin from Kristin Creative for designing our awesome challenge button!)

Some of the books I plan to read for the challenge (and the ethnic background of the author or main character) include:

1. Living Violet by Jaime Reed (African American)
2. Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott (Asian)
3. The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards (African American)
4. Spirit’s Princess by Esther Friesner (Asian)
5. Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan (Asian)
6. Shifting by Bethany Wiggins (Native American)
7. Tiger's Quest by Colleen Houck (Indian)
8. The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova (Hispanic)
9. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Native American)
10. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
11. A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee (African American, Asian)
12. Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott (Multi-Cultural)

I hope you will grab our button and join us for a year of awesome reading!


Kristin Rae said...

I think this is a great challenge! :)

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

This is an awesome idea. This is only YA right? I read both YA and adult on my blog so I don't think I qualify.

Truly Bookish said...

Alexis, please join us! Your blog does NOT have be purely YA! Just read at least one YA month written by a minority or featuring a minority main character and post the review! I read and review adult books here too...

Mad Scientist said...

I'm a bit offended by you saying "The Gathering" is Native American. Her story is a mockery of the culture. Its a good story but not to be considered cultural.

You want Native American, perhaps Sherman Alexie.


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