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The FOLD Kids Challenge

Reading and listening recommendations that encourage booklovers of all ages to thoughtfully consider their reading lists and ask one important question: Who’s missing?

Hey kids: Are You Ready for the Challenge?

What are you reading? Who’s missing? New for 2023, the FOLD’s Kids Reading Challenge encourages booklovers of all ages to diversify their reading and their listening by asking one important question: Who’s missing?

Each year, the FOLD releases a twelve-challenge list in January, focusing on one challenge per month for the duration of the year. Every month, the FOLD releases a blog compiled by one of our planning team members that includes a list of recommended titles to help you along.

This year, we’re so excited to have a Kids Challenge component–a “kid-friendly” version of the challenge that will run concurrently, each month, with our traditional Challenge. Each month, we will provide three suggestions: a picture book, a middle grade book, and a YA book, that correspond to the challenge being explored.

For readers who may not read as many titles throughout the year, pick a few challenges that will enrich your reading list and your life.

As we say at the FOLD, diversity always takes more work…but it always reaps better results. So grab a book and get reading – and check back here for more.

January: A debut title by a Muslim author

February: A speculative tale by a Black Canadian author

March: A fiction or non-fiction book about an immigration journey

April: A poem or a book written in verse

May: A mystery by an Asian Canadian author

June: A book that celebrates queer joy by a BIPOC author

July: A book by a Black author from the East Coast

August: A book that explores the justice system or an act of injustice

September: An audiobook by an Indigenous author

October: A book about magic by a Latine/Latinx author

November: A book featuring letters by an author from a marginalized community

December: A book that explores mental health

Start Reading!

Download the 2023 FOLD Kids Challenge poster and join our mailing list to receive emails with our monthly suggested reads.

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