This challenge is being hosted by Uma at Books. Bags. Burgers and you can sign up for it HERE.
➤ The Read-A-Thon will run from 5th January 2017 to 1st March 2017. That amounts up to 56 days. I purposefully made the duration long to make it a very comfortable kind of Read-A-Thon!
➤ There are two levels of participation in this Read-A-Thon BUT no pressure! The number of books you read are totally up to you. The levels are simply an option!
➤ You can join in at any time before January 30.
➤ You can Sign up by adding a TBR post to your blog. If you don't have a blog, don't worry! You can post your TBR on Twitter, YouTube or Instagram too! If those are not options either, you can add a shelf for this Read-A-Thon on Goodreads and participate! When you post your TBR, don't forget to link back to this post so others can join in! Also use the hashtag #FantasticallyDiverse to talk about the Read-A-Thon on Social networking sites.
CATEGORIES AND LEVELS
➤ This Read-A-Thon has 7 categories and 2 levels. The first level is to read one book of each category during the Read-A-Thon. The second level is to read two books from each category during the Read-A-Thon. Like I said before, the levels ARE NOT NECESSARY to take part. And even if you do take part in the levels, you NEED NOT read all the books. This Read-A-Thon is mainly about promoting diversity in fantasy.
➤ If you are not taking part in the levels, you can use the same book for a maximum of 2 categories.
➤ Co-bloggers can split up the categories among themselves.
➤ Feel free to use the banners I've made for the Read-A-Thon or to use your own.
➤ To help you, I've added books that fall under each category (Click on the links to be taken to the Goodreads page). You need not choose from them and are welcome to add any book you want as long as they fall in the given category.
❤ As the name implies, the Protagonist/ Main character should be a person of colour. (The other characters in the story may or may not fall under the category of PoC)
❤ This includes retellings of non-western myths and legends such as Alladin, 1001 Nights etc.
❤ The Protagonists have to belong to the LGBTQ category.
❤ As the name implies, not just the protagonist but there are other PoC characters too. NOT EVERY character has to be a PoC but a majority of the characters need to fall under the category. (Most of the fantasy books set in a non western setting will fall under this category)
❤ Diverse Fantasy meant for middle grade. (Doesn't mean adults can't read them you guys! I love so many middle grade books and read them even now!)
The book must feature a disabled character (not a background character but a prominent character). The disability could be physical as well as intellectual or developmental. This also includes mental illnesses and PTSD.
❤ Go ahead and pick up any diverse fantasy book from your TBR. This will help you get to tackling your TBR too! I'm adding a couple of diverse reads from my TBR!
Level 1- AROUND THE WORLD ONCE
In this level you basically read one book from each category; a total of 7 books for the Read-A-Thon.
Level 2- AROUND THE WORLD TWICE
In this level, you read two books from each category; a total of 14 books.