Celebrate I read YA Week: The Power of Story!

Guest Blogger  //  Jul 8, 2019

Celebrate I read YA Week: The Power of Story!

It's time for our annual week-long celebration of all things bookish - it's I READ YA WEEK 2019! 

This year, we’re celebrating the Power of Story: how diverse books empower us and help us to see the world. 

From July 8th to July 14th, follow @IreadYA all week for challenges, giveaways, and videos from your favorite authors about what the #PowerofStory means to them! 

Don’t forget to share your OWN Power of Story video. Upload a video to social media about why diverse stories matter to you and use the hashtags #PowerofStory and #IreadYA!  

Check out our schedule of daily challenges below - we can’t wait to celebrate with you all! 

Monday, July 8: Finish this sentence: stories are powerful because...

Tuesday, July 9: Share your favorite quote from a book!

Wednesday, July 10: Tell us about the character you first saw yourself reflected in.

Thursday, July 11: Recommend your favorite book to us using ONLY emojis.

Friday, July 12: Post a bookstack of books that empower you!

Saturday, July 13: Pick a book you would recommend to your younger self and tell us why. 

Sunday, July 14: #ChallengeYourShelf. How many books by diverse creators do you have on your shelves? Tell us about your favorite(s)! 

Be sure to follow I read YA on TwitterInstagramTumblr, and Facebook for the latest news and updates about young adult books and authors!