Diversity Reading Challenge

1. Join the challenge by leaving a comment below.  

2. Save or print out a copy of the checklist. 

3. As you read books that qualify for items on the list, check them off. Books may qualify for more than one item on the list, but challenge yourself to read at least 10 books. 

4. Share your progress and book recommendations during our monthly check-ins either online or in person at the Project Lit Book Club. 

5. Each month you share progress, you are entered in a draw. Prizes include t-shirts, book bags, books, gift cards, and more! 

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Joyce Carole Oates 

Learning Showcase: Memory Project 2020

Even in the midst of a pandemic, Mrs. Wong’s art students participated in the Memory Project Portrait Project. “By facilitating the creation and delivery of heartfelt artwork from youth to youth throughout the world, the Memory Project strives to break cultural barriers, bring joy to children facing challenges, inspire creativity, and build a kinder world.” Here are this year’s amazing portraits which were sent to India!

Summer Reading & Writing Opportunities

Take advantage of what’s happening at your local public library this summer!


Teens! Starting June 15, you can join Richmond Public Library’s online Teen Summer Reading Club and make reading a fun part of your summer. Write and post book reviews on the blog and enter the art contest for a chance to have your artwork chosen as the face of the 2022 Teen Summer Reading Club. Plus, don’t miss the virtual writing workshops and digital escape rooms. For more information, check out the RPL Teen Hub


Summer Reading Club: Crack the Case! Be a super sleuth this summer when you join FVRL’s 2021 Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! How does it work? You can sign up online and download a reading record! Mark, colour, or sticker your reading record for each day that you read for 15 minutes or more! For every seven days that you read, you can enter to win a prize!


Registration for Teen Summer Challenge will begin on June 14th. It’s a summer long program that includes passive challenges and weekly programs. Find more info here. They will also be hosting a new Writer in Residence, Lindsay Wong, as she offers 2 workshops for teens in July and running a Writing and Book Camp in August.


You can continue to enjoy reading all summer using SORA. Leave a comment below with the title of a book or series you would love to see on SORA so we can be sure it’s available for you!


Ms. Pershin’s Social Studies 9 classes recently presented their TED ED Talks in the Library. Students were inspired to share their big ideas and the results were amazing! Here are a sampling of the talks for you to enjoy! If you don’t see your talk listed here and would like to watch it, just email Ms. Pershin.

Athanasius, Cadence, Caitlyn, Charlotte, Elijah, Eric, Erica, Erin, Jacqueline, Jade, Jeremy, Kayden, Mackenna, Megan, Michah, Sara, Willan







Learning Showcase: English 9 Book Reviews

Ms. Toteda’s Grade 9 English classes were asked to read and review non-fiction books from the secondary library. Students chose books on topics that interested them ranging from astro-physics to cooking! Here are a few reviews that might pique your interest in a non-fiction read!

A Brief History of Time Review

Stamped Book Review

Virginia Hall Book Review 

Non-Fiction Book Podcast

Movie Making Course Review

All About Cookies Review

Duchess Bake Shop Review