Thursday, October 25, 2007

Expanding Horizons Challenge

January 1, 2008 - April 30, 2008

Melissa at Book Nut is hosting an interesting, multi-cultural/ethnic challenge called Expanding Horizons.

She says:

The purpose of this challenge is to read works by authors of ethnicities other than your own. I have decided to omit works by Caucasian authors (since they're the biggest group in the English-language book world; I want to explore books by authors in less-well-represented ethnicities). I have debated about whether or not to focus entirely on authors or to include main character's ethnicity, too, and I've decided that for this challenge I want the focus to be on the nationality of the author, rather than the characters. The books can be fiction or nonfiction; adult or YA; and can cross over to as many other challenges as you want.

Participants may read either 4 books from one category; or 6 from each category. Categories are as follows:

  1. African/African-American.
  2. Asian/Asian-American (This is not just East Asian -- Chinese, Korean and Japanese -- but also Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and the Central Asian -Stans.)
  3. Hispanic/Latin American
  4. Indian/Indian-American (Again, books by Indian authors; not books by white authors set in India.)
  5. Middle Eastern (Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Turkey...)
  6. Native Peoples (Can include Native American, Inuit, Polynesian --Maori, Samoan, etc -- Siberian natives and Australian Aborigines.)
Sound like fun? Go here to sign up.