Hub Challenge

YALSA HUB Challenge

YALSA HUB Challenge

YALSA’s 2013 Hub Reading Challenge has begun! Need inspiration to read something new, highly reviewed or talked about?  Discover something different and challenge yourself to read or listen to 25 of the 83 titles by June 22 using YALSA’s  2013 Hub list, our list of eligible titles [pdf].

While their list includes books for adults and older teens, I’ve created a list with ‘tween’ appeal on the HUB tab of the blog (and listed below). As I read and review these books, I will more accurately indicate the age appeal and reading interests of the books. For right now, I have based this slimmed down list off of School Library Journal and Booklist age recommendations, which I don’t always 100% agree with in terms of age appeal, but are usually pretty close.

If you succeed in your challenge, you are eligible to submit a response to a book to be possibly published on The Hub.  You’ll also be entered into a random drawing for anawesome grand prize: a YALSA tote bag full of 2012 and 2013 YA lit!

Rules are listed on the hub page, but a quick note, format DOES matter. So if a print book is recognized, then listening to the audiobook does not count as part of this challenge.

I invite you to join me in reading/listening to 25 eligible titles by June 22! Let the reading and/or listening begin.

Graphic Novels

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Daredevil by Mark Waid

Ultimate comics Spider-Man [Vol. 1]  by Brian Michael Bendis

Stargazing dog by Takashi  Murakami, Takashi

Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller by Joseph Lambert

Audio Books

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney

Wonder by R.J. Palacio



Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer

Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg

First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants by Donald R. Gallo

I Pledge Allegiance (Book One Vietnam Series) by Chris Lynch

Alanna Series, The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Alanna Series, In the Hand of the Goddess by Tamora Pierce

Alanna Series, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man by Tamora Pierce

Alanna Series, Lioness Rampant by Tamora Pierce

Protector of the Small Series, First Test, by Tamora Pierce

Protector of the Small Series, Page, by Tamora Pierce

Protector of the Small Series, Squire, by Tamora Pierce

Protector of the Small Series, Lady Knight, by Tamora Pierce

The Running Dream by  Wendelin Van Draanen

Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright



Moonbird: A Year on the Wind with the Great Survivor B95 by Phillip Hoose

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson

We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March by Cynthia Levinson

Bomb: The Race to Build — and Steal — the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin


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