Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Challenge: Book by Author or with a Protagonist of Color

The 2019 Reading Challenges are here!  Are you struggling with what to read in the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Challenge categories? We can help! Throughout the year, we will highlight several juvenile, YA, and adult fiction (or non-fiction) books in most of the categories. These aren’t the only books we have available in the categories, but ideas that can help you spark inspiration, help clarify the category, and (hopefully) make your decision easier!

We’re starting at the top of the list with “A book by an author of color or with a POC [person of color] protagonist.”


Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander


The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar
Soldier Boy by Keely Hutton

Adult Fiction

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
The Boat People by Sharon Bala
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

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2019 Reading Challenges

It’s the start of a new year and for many of us, that means reading challenges!

If you’re looking for books to read this year, check out the library’s two reading challenges. Each challenge asks that you read at least 12 books over the course of the year. Follow along with one or both challenges for a fun, book-filled 2019!

“Everyone Has Read it Except Me”

In the “Everyone Has Read it Except Me” challenge, choose one book each month from the five choices to make your own reading challenge.

By The Month Reading Challenge“Choose-Your-Own-Adventure”

There are 40 options in the “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” challenge, simply pick 12 to make your own reading challenge for the year! There’s sure to be something for everyone in this challenge.

2019 Choose Your Own Adventure Reading Challenge


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