Friday, June 5, 2020

Support #diversity in #KidLit or #fiction with a Book Bingo challenge for #blackauthors

Book Bingo can be a fun way to challenge yourself to read books you would not normally read. This summer, consider doing the Book Bingo challenge entirely with books by Black authors. It's a great way to support the authors (especially if you review or talk about their books), as well as expand your awareness.

Reading is power. Help Black authors and young people see their stories in print by supporting their books. You can also use this as inspiration for a reading challenge for #OwnVoices books of all types.

Please share your favorite suggestions in the comments. Specify whether the book is for adults, or if it's for children, what ages.

Here's the list, in case it's easier to print or adapt it this way:

graphic novel
based on a true story
book that made you cry
book that made you laugh
author's debut novel
nonfiction about history
science fiction 
historical setting
Set in a  fantasy world
historical set before 1800
banned book 
Write in your own reading challenge
reread a favorite
based on a fairytale
historical set in another country
Civil Rights era
author’s debut novel
alternative history or time travel
featuring a person with a disability
adventure or survival story
fantasy set in today’s world 

Book Bingo Template courtesy of PTO Today. Make your own here.

1 comment:

  1. SCBWI provides several reading list resources here.