Hello KWLers and welcome to the KWL 2020 Reading Challenge! Is it a little bit late? Maybe. But in our defense, it has been really busy around here and it’s only my second week (Hi, I’m the new intern!). To make up for the delay, we’ve made this year’s challenge a little bit easier than last — you only have to read 25 books to beat the challenge, and one of them is a free space. That’s right, we’re doing book bingo!
For those unfamiliar with the rules of bingo, it’s fairly simple. In short, the goal is to complete a “bingo pattern”. You can go for a line in any direction (horizontal, diagonal, vertical, they all count); you can try for a shape (either an X or a T, or, if you’re feeling ambitious, go for the border); or you can, go big and try to get the whole card by reading all 25 books listed in the challenge.
Unlike traditional bingo, the only prize we offer is bragging rights, but isn’t that what this is all about anyways?
PS Try your best to do one book per square! We know there’s some potential for overlap (you could read a play written last year by an LGBTQ+ person of colour that won an award in 2019 and BAM that’s four squares), but challenge yourself and try to read 25 different books! If I can do it, I know you can too.