Saturday, December 15, 2007

Expanding Horizons Challenge

Thanks to Becky, I've become aware of and decided to join another challenge. The Expanding Horizons Challenge is over at Book Nut. The challenge is to expand horizons by reading authors of ethnicities outside your own. For the challenge, one must read either 4 books from one category or six books, one from each catergory. Here are the categories:

1. African/African-American.
2. Asian/Asian-American
3. Hispanic/Latin American
4. Indian/Indian-American
5. Middle Eastern
6. Native Peoples

I've decided to take the second challenge suggestion and read one book for each category. Here's my list:

1. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis or Copper Sun by Sharon Draper (or maybe both).
2. Year of the Rat by Grace Lin
3. Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez
4. Monsoon Summer by Mitali Perkins
5. Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood by Ibtisam Barakat
6. The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich