L4LL’s 2014 Young Adult Challenge

2014 YA Challenge

One of the goals of the L4LL Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program is to use technology in a way to boost literacy skills among our youth and prepare them for college. That’s why we created the Young Adult Challenge, which combines technology with Latino literature.

Kids ages 9 to 18 are still challenged to read 8 books this summer, BUT we want them to also present a video book report on a piece of Latino (children’s) literature that they’ve read. This book may be one of the 8 books they’ve read for the program, and may or may not be found on our reading list for young adults. The video should be two minutes or less and simply tell us about the book and whether or not your child recommends it to other kids.

The families of participants in this age range who submit a list of the 8 books they’ve read over the summer, as well as a video book report about a piece of Latino (children’s) lit that they’ve read, will be entered to win one of 20 Samsung Chromebooks and Google Play gift cards donated by our underwriter, Google.

The video book report will be archived in the L4LL YouTube channel. Click here for a complete description of the YA Challenge Rules and to download your parental consent form.

Below is an awesome example from last year by then 9-year-old Marianna. If you’d like to see the other videos submitted by kids ages 9  to 18, check out our Book Reports Playlist on our YouTube channel.

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