Sunday, January 31, 2010

POC Reading Challenge

The Persons of Color Reading Challenge is being hosted by the POC Reading Blog. The aim is to read books written by or about persons of color. According to one of the challenge creators, the purpose of the challenge is to "celebrate and highlight PoC literature, just so that publishers would see that we are willing to read books with covers that feature people who are not Caucasian. This includes authors who are black, Asian, Native American, of any culture. This includes Caucasian authors who write their protagonists with color. This is to celebrate harmony and culture not to offend."

The challenge has 5 levels:
Level 1 (Read 1-3 POC books)
Level 2 (Read 4-6 POC books)
Level 3 (Read 7-9 POC books)
Level 4 (Read 10-15 POC books)
Level 5 (Read 16-25 POC books)

I really like the idea of this challenge. I am going to aim for Level 4 and see how I do.

My List:
1. Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
2. The Promise by Chandra Sparks Taylor
3. Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore
4. Invisible Lives by Anjali Banerjee
5. Ash by Malinda Lo
6. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
7. One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
8. Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon
9. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
10. A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
11. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

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