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Reading Challenge: A Book by or about Someone You'd Like to Meet

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This is another flexible Reading Challenge category with lots of choices. There are so many fictional characters we want to meet (and we can think of some we don't)! What about a real person? Make a list of celebrities or historical figures you would love to meet. It's likely we have a book about them! Browse the latest biographies or the popular Who Was? series. 

You could also pick a book by your favourite author, because of course you'd want to get their autograph. But try to read books you wouldn't normally read. That makes the Reading Challenge more fun and exciting. It's a challenge, after all! Remember to let a grown-up know if you want to enter the prize draw. You need to have a library card and to fill out this form by January 2, 2022.

 

Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians by Lindsay Ruck and James Bentley
Amazing Black Atlantic Canadians by Lindsay Ruck and James Bentley
Did you know that this year marks the 75th anniversary of Viola Desmond challenging racial inequality? On November 8, 1946, she sat down to watch a movie and refused to leave when told that Black people could not sit there. Learn about her journey, as well as the stories of many other Black Canadians.

 

Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers and Marta Álvarez Miguéns
Dinosaur Lady by Linda Skeers and Marta Álvarez Miguéns
Fascinated by fossils? So was Mary Anning! Mary climbed cliffs and combed beaches in search of dinosaur bones. Her discoveries helped define the field of paleontology.

 

Dr. Fauci by Kate Messner and Alexandra Bye
Dr. Fauci by Kate Messner and Alexandra Bye
He's advised seven US presidents, but Anthony Fauci started as a young boy delivering prescriptions on a bicycle. This biography follows him through his career tackling different public health challenges. Includes tips for future scientists!

 

Race with Me by Andre De Grasse, Robert Budd and Joseph Osei Bonsu
Race with Me! by Andre De Grasse, Robert Budd and Joseph Osei Bonsu
Meet Andre De Grasse, Canadian track and field star and Olympic champion! Learn about his journey and find out how he motivates himself. Nominated for the 2022 Silver Birch Express Award.

 

We Are Super Heroes! by Emma Grange
We Are Super Heroes! by Emma Grange
Sure, everyone's heard of Spider-Man, but what about Ironheart, Jubilee and Moon Girl? Comic book fans will get to meet some lesser known but still marvelous characters!