Thursday, February 9, 2017
2017 Hub Challenge
http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2017/02/04/announcing-2017-hub-reading-challenge/ Announcing the 2017 Hub Reading Challenge! Published February 4, 2017 It’s time to kickoff the 2017 Hub reading challenge! This challenge is intended to encourage librarians, library workers, and YA lit enthusiasts to dive into the award winner and honor books and YALSA selected lists with the hope of providing excellent readers’ advisory and even discovering a new favorite title or exploring a genre outside of your comfort zone. Eligible books are the YA titles that were named winners or honor titles the following award and selected lists: Alex Award Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Margaret A. Edwards Award Michael L. Printz Award Odyssey Award William C. Morris Award Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Top Ten Great Graphic Novels Top Ten Popular Paperbacks Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers Schneider Family Book Award Stonewall Book Award Top Ten of The YA Rainbow List (okay, we added a couple of YA titles that didn’t make the top ten, just to give more options) The Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten List Pura Belpré Coretta Scott King Awards How to Participate The goal is to read any 25 books of the titles from the above lists and awards—find the list of titles here and here in a sortable spreadsheet! Let us know you’re participating by commenting on this post below. If you’re going to be tracking what you read/listen to on your blog or on Goodreads, LibraryThing, YouTube or some other site, include a link to your blog/shelf/channel/profile in your comment. If you’re not tracking your reading online, keep a list some other way. Make it a social experience! Share your challenge progress and get to know other participants by using the hashtag #hubchallenge on Twitter and Instagram. Once a month, we’ll publish a check-in post. Leave a comment to talk about what you’re reading for the challenge. If you’ve reviewed those titles somewhere online, include links to those reviews! Otherwise, let us know what you thought of the books in the comments. There will be an finisher form embedded in each check-in post, so once you’re done with the challenge, fill out the form with your name and contact information.