Saturday, December 11, 2010

2011 Immigrant Stories Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2011

Books in the City is hosting the 2011 Immigrant Stories Challenge. She writes:

I am the child of immigrant parents and have a real interest in immigrant stories. The more I paid attention to it, the more I realized that there is a broad selection of immigration stories out there - from immigration generations ago to modern day immigration from and to new lands. So I decided to start a challenge which focused on immigrant stories . . . . announcing Immigrant Stories Challenge 2011!
The challenge requires that books read must have an immigrant story - this includes stories about immigrants, the immigrant experience, and children of immigrants (first generation). Remember - there are immigrants to and from all countries - the challenge is not limited to the American immigrant experience.

There are 3 levels for the challenge:
  1. Just off the boat: 1-3 books
  2. This Land is My Land: 4-6 books
  3. Fully Assimilated: 6+ books
  • All types of books are eligible - fiction, non-fiction, short stories, audiobooks, e-books.
  • Re-reads are acceptable as are cross-overs with other challenges
  • There will be a chance for a prize for everyone that is registered by Dec 31, 2010
Visit the post about the challenge for more information (including book recommendations). Visit the sign up post to sign up.