Students currently in grade 4, 5, or 6 in elementary schools across Canada can take on the challenge to read 5 books over 5 weeks for a total of 905 minutes of reading this summer!
Each week you can follow along at our virtual meetings to discuss the books with the authors themselves and other special guests!
All 5 books focus on BIPOC representation to encourage students to read books that reflect and are inclusive of all voices, stories, and experiences.
Reading begins July 8th and will run until August 12th, 2022. Are you ready for the challenge?
Participants will be required to obtain their own copies of the 5 titles to follow along with the Summer Reading Challenge.
I Accept the Challenge!
Check out the line-up of books selected by Penguin Random House Canada!
The Secret Diary of Mona Hasan by Salma Husain
Mona learns to find her voice over the course of a year that sees her immigrating from Dubai to Canada in this novel for fans of Front Desk by Kelly Yang.
A Wish in the Dark by Christina Soontornvat
A boy on the run. A girl determined to find him. A compelling fantasy looks at issues of privilege, protest, and justice.
Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet by Zanib Mian
The first book in the exciting series starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination! Omar's funny, relatable narrative is the perfect answer to the call for both mirrors and windows to fill bookshelves with diverse stories.
What Lane? by Torrey Maldonado
"STAY IN YOUR LANE." Stephen doesn't want to hear that--he wants to have no lane. Hold on tight as Stephen swerves in and out of lanes to find out which are his--and who should be with him.
The Witch's Apprentice by Zetta Elliott
The dragons may be out of the bag, but Jaxon is ready to hatch some magic of his own in this third book in the critically acclaimed series.
This was a very commendable effort by Raptors 905 and First Book Canada, we enjoyed it immensely and the whole process was smooth, summer time made even better, perfect mix of off-screen time, enjoyment and improvement in reading skills!
Nida A., Parent
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