Hey fellow YA fans! Today, Scholastic is kicking off its annual I Read YA Week celebration. From July 10th-17th, they are encouraging readers and writers alike to share their thoughts using the hashtag #YAStandsFor
4 Ways to Celebrate I Read YA Week:
1. Share the "What Does YA Stand For?" graphic on social media. Tag @IReadYA and use the hashtag #YAStandsFor
2. Film a short video stating what you believe YA stands for and share it on Twitter and/or Instagram using the hashtag #YAStandsFor and tag @IReadYA
3. Watch other #YAStandsFor videos on I read YA's Twitter.
4. Participate in the daily social media challenges (see below!) on Twitter and/or Instagram. Tag @IReadYA and use the hashtag #YAStandsFor
Monday, July 10th: Tell us what you believe #YAStandsFor
Tuesday, July 11th: Tell us about the YA book that helped you find your voice
Wednesday, July 12th: Give a shout-out to your favorite fictional literary hero
Thursday, July 13th: Swap a YA book about the positive power of friendship with your bestie
Friday, July 14th: Create a graphic showcasing an inspirational YA quote
Saturday, July 15th: Choose a YA book and share 3 important life lessons you took away from reading it
Sunday, July 16th: Acknowledge a YA book you believe should be taught in high schools
Monday, July 17th: Snap a pic of the YA book you believe everyone needs to read
While we're on the subject, here are some recommendations and related posts of mine!
So You Want to Read YA?
Strong Women in Teen Fiction
Tough Issues for Teens Booklist
Stories Set in School and Transition Times