Quick Reads 2021 Authors Revealed

The Reading Agency has today announced the new line-up of best-selling authors set to pen a new series of brilliant short novels for Quick Reads, the life-changing programme tackling the UK’s adult literacy crisis by helping less confident readers get reading: Oyinkan Braithwaite, Louise Candlish, Katie Fforde, Peter James, Caitlin Moran and Khurrum Rahman.

One in six adults in the UK – approximately 9 million people- find reading difficult, and one in three people do not regularly read for pleasure. Quick Reads, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2021, is pivotal in addressing this shocking statistic by inspiring emergent readers, as well as those who have little time or have fallen out of the habit of reading, with entertaining and accessible bitesize books written by the very best contemporary authors.

Publishing on 4 February 2021, the new raft of Quick Reads includes a dark domestic thriller from British Book Award winner Louise Candlish (The Skylight, Simon & Schuster); an uplifting romance by the much-loved Katie Fforde (Saving the Day, Century); the holiday from hell for Detective Roy Grace courtesy of crime fiction maestro Peter James (Wish You Were Dead, Macmillan); a specially abridged version of Caitlin Moran’s short sharp feminist manifesto (How to Be a Woman, abridged, Ebury); an introduction to Khurrum Rahman’s small scale dope dealer Javid Qasim (The Motive, HQ); and Oyinkan Braithwaite’s follow-up to her Booker nominated debut sensation My Sister, the Serial Killer — a family drama set in lockdown Lagos (The Baby is Mine, Atlantic).

Available for just £1 at bookshops and free to borrow from libraries, over 5 million of these invaluable books are used across the country in colleges, prisons, trade unions, hospitals and adult learning organisations.

Karen Napier, CEO, The Reading Agency said: “This year’s phenomenal re-launch of Quick Reads demonstrated the vital value this programme brings to improving literacy and helping thousands of people discover the joys and benefits of reading. Next year marks the second of three supported by the generous philanthropic gift from bestselling author Jojo Moyes – after which Quick Reads will be looking for new funding to ensure we can continue to reach new readers – and we are thrilled that such an impressive list of authors have given their time to write one of these transformative, bitesize books.”

Oyinkan Braithwaite, author of The Baby is Mine (Atlantic) said: “When I am writing, I don’t know what my readers will look like or what challenges they may be facing. So it was an interesting experience creating work with the understanding that the reader might need a story that was easy to digest, and who might not have more than a few hours in a week to commit to reading. It was daunting – simpler does not necessarily mean easier – I may have pulled out a couple of my hairs; but I would do it again in a heartbeat. Quick Reads tapped into my desire to create fiction that would be an avenue for relief and escape for all who came across it.”

Louise Candlish, author of The Skylight (Simon & Schuster) said: It’s an honour to be involved in this [next] year’s Quick Reads. Reading set me on the right path when I was young and adrift and it means such a lot to me to be a part of literacy campaign that really does change lives.”

Katie Fforde, author of Saving the Day (Arrow, Penguin Random House) said: “As a dyslexic person who even now can remember the struggle to read, I was delighted to be asked to take part in the scheme. Anything that might help someone who doesn’t find reading easy is such a worthwhile thing to do.”

Peter James, author of Wish You Were Dead (Macmillan) said: “The most treasured moments of my career have been when someone tells me they hadn’t read anything for years, often since their school days, but are back into reading via my books. What more could an author hope for? Reading helps us tackle big challenges, transports us into new worlds, takes us on adventures, allows us to experience many different lives and open us up to aspects of our world we never knew existed. So I’m delighted to be supporting Quick Reads again – I hope it will help more people get started on their reading journeys and be the beginning of a life-long love of books.”

Caitlin Moran, author of How to Be a Woman (abridged) (Ebury) said: “I wrote How To Be A Woman because I felt that feminism is such a beautiful, brilliant, urgent and necessary invention that it should not be hidden away in academic debates, or in books which most women and men found dull, and unreadable. Having a Quick Reads edition of it, therefore, makes me happier than I can begin to describe – everyone deserves to have the concept of female equality in a book they can turn to as a chatty friend, on hand to help them through the often bewildering ass-hattery of Being A Woman. There’s no such thing as a book being too quick, too easy, or too fun. A book is a treat – a delicious pudding for your brain. I’m so happy Quick Reads have allowed me to pour extra cream and cherries on How To Be A Woman.”

Khurrum Rahman, author of The Motive (HQ) said: “I started reading late in life, as the idea of reading a book always seemed overwhelming. I hesitantly began a book a friend had recommended and quickly became totally immersed in the story. I found joy and comfort and most importantly, an escape. It’s for this very reason that I am so proud to be involved with Quick Reads. This initiative is so important for people, like I once was, to engage in stories that may mirror their own lives or to read experiences far beyond their imagination. Just like a friend once did for me, I hope I am able to play a small part in encouraging somebody to pick up a book.”

About Quick Reads 2021 Titles

Oyinkan Braithwaite, The Baby is Mine (Atlantic)

When his girlfriend throws him out during the pandemic, Bambi has no choice but to go to his Uncle’s house in lock-down Lagos. When he arrives, he’s surprised to find his Aunty Bidemi locked in battle with another woman, both claiming to be the mother of a baby boy. Who is lying and who is telling the truth?

Oyinkan Braithwaite is a graduate of Creative Writing and Law from Kingston University. Following her degree, she worked as an assistant editor at a Nigerian Publishing House and has been freelancing as a writer and graphic designer since. She has had short stories published in anthologies and has also self-published work. In 2014, she was shortlisted as a top ten spoken word artist in the Eko Poetry Slam. In 2016, she was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She is the author of My Sister, the Serial Killer, which won the 2019 LA Times Award for Best Crime Thriller, the 2019 Morning News Tournament of Books, the 2019 Amazon Publishing Reader’s Award for Best Debut Novel, the 2019 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. It was also shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019, shortlisted for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2019 in the Mystery & Thriller and Debut Novel categories, shortlisted for the British Book Awards 2020 in two categories, shortlisted for the Cameo Awards 2020 in the Book to Audio category, and shortlisted for Book Bloggers’ Choice Awards 2020. It was longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019, and longlisted for the 2020 Dublin Literary Award. My Sister, the Serial Killer is being translated into 30 languages and has also been optioned for film.

Louise Candlish, The Skylight (Simon & Schuster)

A dark domestic thriller by the author of Our House and The Other Passenger. When Simone looks through the skylight into the flat below hers, she sees her boyfriend Jake sipping wine with their attractive young neighbour Alina, even though he’d claimed he was working late. The sight of the two of them together triggers a violent desire to teach them a lesson they won’t forget.

Sunday Times bestselling author Louise Candlish was born in Hexham, Northumberland, and grew up in the Midlands town of Northampton. She studied English at University College London and worked as an illustrated books editor and copywriter before writing fiction. She is the author of fourteen novels, including the thriller Our House, winner of the British Book Awards 2019 Crime & Thriller Book of the Year and now in development for a major TV series with Red Planet Pictures. Those People, a novel about neighbours from hell reached #2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list and has also been optioned for TV. Her new thriller The Other Passenger is out now in hardback. Louise lives in Herne Hill in South London with her husband, teenage daughter and Labrador puppy.

Katie Fforde, Saving the Day (Arrow, Penguin Random House)

An uplifting romantic novel from the bestselling author of 26 novels. Allie lives with her father and has a useless boyfriend. She works in a supermarket but longs for a change. Seeing an ad in a cool café where she longs to work sets her on a path that will change her life as well as making a difference to the future of the café.

Katie Fforde lives in the beautiful Cotswold countryside with her family, and is a true country girl at heart. Her books are the perfect escape. Each one explores a different profession or background, with Katie’s research helping her bring these to life… She’s been a porter in an auction house, tried her hand at pottery, refurbished furniture, delved behind the scenes of a dating website, and she’s even been on a Ray Mears survival course. She loves being a writer; to her there isn’t a more satisfying and pleasing thing to do. She particularly enjoys writing love stories. She believes falling in love is the best thing in the world, and she wants all her characters to experience it, and her readers to share their stories. She has written 25 novels and is a regular in the bestseller lists.

Peter James, Wish You Were Dead (Macmillan)

Roy Grace and his family have left Sussex behind for a week’s holiday in France. The website promised a grand house, but when they arrive the place is very different from the pictures. And it soon becomes clear that their holiday nightmare is only just beginning. An old enemy of Roy, a lowlife criminal he had put behind bars, is now out of jail – and out for revenge. He knows where Roy and his family have gone on holiday. Of course he does. He’s been hacking their emails – and they are in the perfect spot for him to pay Roy back…

Peter James is a UK number one bestselling author, best known for his crime and thriller novels. He is the creator of the much-loved detective Roy Grace. His books have been translated into thirty-seven languages. He has won over forty awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award. Many of his books have been adapted for film, TV and stage.

Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman (abridged) (Ebury)

The specially abridged version of her 2011 celebrated and ground-breaking memoir of the same name. Moran documents her early life (from teens until mid-thirties) including her views on feminism. This is a hoot of a book as well as being a short sharp feminist manifesto.

Caitlin Moran is the eldest of eight children, home-educated on a council estate in Wolverhampton, believing that if she were very good and worked very hard, she might one day evolve into Bill Murray. She published a children’s novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of 16, and became a columnist at The Times at 18. She has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. At one point, she was also Interviewer and Critic of the Year – which is good going for someone who still regularly mistypes ‘the’ as ‘hte’. Her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman has been published in 28 countries, and won the British Book Awards’ Book of the Year 2011. Her two volumes of collected journalism, Moranthology and Moranifesto, were Sunday Times bestsellers, and her novel, How to Build a Girl, debuted at Number One, and has been adapted into a movie due for release this summer. She co-wrote two series of the Rose d’Or-winning Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves with her sister, Caroline. Caitlin lives on Twitter with her husband and two children, where she spends her time tweeting either about civil rights issues, or that picture of Bruce Springsteen when he was 23, and has his top off. She would like to be remembered as ‘a very sexual humanitarian’.

Khurrum Rahman, The Motive (HQ)

Khurrum’s novel introduces Javid Qasim, a happy-go-lucky small scale dope dealer, who goes on to feature in his novels East of Hounslow, Homegrown Hero and Ride or Die. Short of cash, Jay gets a welcome call to swing by a house party to deliver some weed to some local university students. But as the party gets out of hand, a routine police call-out because of the noise becomes much more serious when one party goer is stabbed and their life hangs in the balance.

Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1975 Khurrum moved to England when he was one. He is a west London boy and now lives in Berkshire with his wife and two children. Khurrum graduated with BSc Honours and has been working in IT for a Local Authority for over 18 years. His debut novel, East of Hounslow (HQ, 2018), is part one of a gripping spy thriller series that centres on Jay Qasim, a happy-go-lucky small scale dope dealer in West London turned MI5′s most reluctant secret weapon. The series continues in Homegrown Hero (HQ, 2018) and Ride or Die (HQ, 2020). Khurrum has been shortlisted for Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year and CWA John Creasey Debut Dagger, and East of Hounslow was recently chosen as one of The Times and the Sunday Times Crime Club’s best books of the past five years.

Get involved

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Find out more about the Quick Reads programme and the titles for 2020.

New survey reveals reading groups offer insight into different cultures

A survey conducted by The Reading Agency to mark National Reading Group Day (20 June 2020) has revealed that 2 in 3 reading group participants (65%) feel they have a better understanding of the world because of participating in their group, with 87% reporting that they had a better understanding of other points of view because of their participation.

Key reasons cited for joining reading groups included a desire to read different types of books (78%) and discuss them with other people (85%), with many participants highlighting that the diversity within their groups often led to more interesting and varied discussions.

One participant commented: _”Our book club is our special place! … We have discussed racism, sexism, class, education, politics, food, where to go on holiday, what to wear on a night out. In fact, there is little we haven’t discussed. The book always comes first, but the whole point of the book is to pave the way for discussion and thought.” _

Reading groups were also highlighted as a supportive environment to discuss tough topics: _”I joined the group not knowing anyone and just hoping to be able to discuss some good books and discover new ones every couple of months. Instead, I have made great friends and found a space to ask questions about equalities, politics, and culture without judgement and knowing I will get an honest answer. Our group is a home for honest and respectful debate in a way I have never experienced before, I am now more ready to be challenged and to challenge others because of our discussions.” _

The recent survey also demonstrated a clear appetite from readers for books offering varied insights, particularly those which could broaden their knowledge of the world and other cultures or people’s lives. The finding is particularly relevant as the subject of differing perspectives in publishing takes centre stage – including the recent open letter from the Black Writers’ Guild to British publishers, highlighting their concerns regarding racial inequality within the industry.

The Reading Agency boasts the UK’s largest reading group network — Reading Groups for Everyone — and will be marking National Reading Group Day on Saturday 20 June with an online reading group discussion on Facebook (@readingagency) at 11am. Following a public vote, the winning book selected for discussion is The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri, with the discussion open to everyone, and questions posted throughout the hour for participants to comment on and discuss.

National Reading Group Day also falls on the first day of Independent Bookshop Week (20 – 27 June) — part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and run by the Booksellers Association.

Christy Lefteri, author, commented: ”I’m so delighted that The Beekeeper of Aleppo has been chosen to be at the centre of discussion on The Reading Agency’s National Reading Group Day. I believe books can be agents for change and are made to be talked about and shared, which is why I couldn’t be happier that my novel will be part of so many discussions with reading groups around the country, talking about themes and issues relating to refugees, trauma, belonging, courage and hope – all of which couldn’t be more important to contemplate and talk about in the time we are currently living through.”

As well as The Beekeeper of Aleppo, reading groups surveyed also reported enjoying and recommending a wide range of books, including Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman), Girl, Woman, Other (Bernardine Evaristo), My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante), Becoming (Michelle Obama) and The Salt Path (Raynor Winn).

The survey of over 1,000 reading group members also found:

  • 84% feel more connected to other people because of being part of a reading group
  • 71% said their mental wellbeing has improved because of being part of a reading group
  • 95% said they read things they wouldn’t typically read since joining their reading group (e.g., different types of books, genres or authors)
  • 72% read more since joining a reading group
  • 87% talk more about books and reading since joining their reading group
  • 71% enjoy reading more when they discuss a book or text as part of the reading group

Karen Napier, CEO, The Reading Agency, commented: “It’s wonderful to see the results of our survey ahead of National Reading Group Day, clearly demonstrating how reading and discussing books provides a brilliant way to understand and appreciate different perspectives and cultures. It’s also been hugely inspiring to see the innovative ways people have used technology to keep their reading groups going, and we’re delighted to be hosting our online book discussion on 20 June.”

New survey from The Reading Agency reveals children’s top reading choices and who influences them

A survey commissioned by The Reading Agency (conducted by Beano Brain Omnibus 2020) to mark the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge 2020 reveals that 89% of 7-11-year-olds surveyed have been reading during lockdown, with 37% of them reading more than before schools closed. The majority of children have been looking to digital influencers for reading inspiration, with 45% of children turning to YouTube and 28% to social media for ideas – and almost one third (31%) turning to friends for advice.

Reading was cited as something that made children feel relaxed and happy during lockdown, with a quarter (26%) saying characters in books have made them laugh during this difficult time. Chapter books have proved the most popular reads, chosen by 3 in 5 children (61%), with 40% of children opting to read comics. 57% of boys and 65% of girls chose chapter books, and 49% of boys and 30% of girls read comics.

The Summer Reading Challenge, delivered in partnership with public libraries, encourages children aged 4-11 to read during the long summer break, with research showing a dip in reading levels if children do not have regular access to books.

This year, the Challenge’s ‘Silly Squad’ theme places an emphasis on funny books, encouraging children to read whatever makes them happy, whether that’s a book, a comic, a silly poem or a funny joke book — in digital or print format, from e-book lending through the public library service or from what they already have at home. The official Summer Reading Challenge book collection will also act as a guide.

With almost half of the children surveyed (45%) saying they’re most looking forward to seeing their friends after lockdown ends, The Reading Agency’s invitation to ‘Join Our Silly Squad’ could not be more timely. Children taking part in their Challenge are encouraged to form their own virtual Silly Squads and talk about the stories they love, reinforcing social connections and helping to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness, which many children have felt during this time of social distancing.

The survey found:

  • 89% of children have been reading in some form during lockdown.
  • 68% of boys and 70% of girls surveyed reported a love of reading
  • The majority of children look to digital influencers for reading inspiration, with 45% of children turning to YouTube and 28% to social media for ideas, and almost one-third (31%) following the advice of friends. Traditional media was also a popular source, with 27% getting ideas from seeing books on TV and 18% from hearing about them on the radio.
  • 3 in 5 children (61%) surveyed chose to read chapter books during lockdown, with comics a close second at 40%.
  • Reading has helped 40% of children relax and made over a third (35%) happy, with almost a fifth (17%) talking to friends about books as a way of staying connected and a quarter (26%) saying characters in books have made them laugh during lockdown.

Cressida Cowell, Waterstone’s Children’s Laureate, bestselling author and an ambassador for The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 said:

“I’m delighted to be an ambassador for The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge this year to help spread the Silly Squad message and encourage children to sign up and get involved. I’ve been a huge supporter of the Summer Reading Challenge for many years, because it gives children an opportunity to try something new, guided by experts. It’s when times are hardest that we need the transformative magic of reading the most, and the Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge can really help children have fun even in difficult and anxious times.”

Carol Stump, President of Libraries Connected, who are once again working with The Reading Agency on the Summer Reading Challenge said:

“There’s always time to be silly and to have fun with books. Your public libraries will be supporting this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – Silly Squad – in lots of creative, inventive and silly ways. With this year’s Summer Reading Challenge each library will offer unique opportunities for children and families. This recent survey shows just how important reading is to help children stay positive and keep laughing in challenging times, and although the Challenge might not look the same as in previous years, I know all our wonderful library teams will be working with the Reading Agency to inspire children to read and giggle their way through the summer. Remember, if you can’t get to us or don’t have any books at home we have wonderful e-book and e-audiobook collections full of fantastic reads for children and families.”

Caroline Dinenage, Libraries Minister, said:

“The Summer Reading Challenge is a brilliant opportunity for young people to find their favourite stories, learn more about themselves and their world, and share a love of reading with family and friends.”

With school life disrupted and many children missing the company of their friends, this year’s all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge will be all the more vital as a way of helping parents and carers find fun, family-friendly activities online, maintain literacy levels and create a safe space for children to connect with their peers.

Children can sign up at www.sillysquad.org.uk from today with a fun-filled series of events from Ambassadors running from 4.00 – 7.00pm on The Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page. The star-studded list of ambassadors taking part in the digital launch include CBBC presenters Sam and Mark; former Blue Peter presenter and children’s author Konnie Huq; performance poet Joseph Coelho; comedian and TV presenter Paul O’Grady; actress Shobna Gulati; comedian and author David Baddiel; TV adventurer Ben Fogle; and CBBC’s Hacker T Dog reunited with Radio 1’s Katie Thistleton.

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Illustrations © Laura Ellen Anderson 2020

Head to www.sillysquad.org.uk to sign up to the Challenge!

Keep an eye on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page throughout the summer to catch even more fantastic videos from our wonderful ambassadors and book collection authors.

The Summer Reading Challenge Launch Party – Schedule Announced!

Join the Silly Squad and the Let’s Get Silly Ambassadors for an afternoon (ending with a bedtime story) of family fun!

The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 will launch on Friday 5 June and you can join the Silly Squad on a new adventure by setting your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer. Create a free profile to keep track of your books, reviews, and all of the special rewards you unlock along the way. You’ll also find heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home. This year’s Challenge runs from June to September, so there is plenty of time to take part and get silly this summer.

Join us on Facebook on Friday 5 June to meet our super silly Ambassadors, who will be sharing their favourite silly stories, leading a draw-along to create your very own Silly Squad character, showing us their silliest dance moves, telling their most hilarious joke and sharing so much more silly fun with us all.

Once you have celebrated with the Silly Squad at the Launch Party head on over to sillysquad.org.uk to start your seriously silly summer reading Challenge!

Let’s Get Silly Launch Party Schedule

4.00pm – Sam & Mark (as seen on CBBC) launch the Summer Reading Challenge 2020 and introduce you to the Silly Squad – telling you how you can sign up and start your seriously silly summer

4.10pm – Comedian, author and presenter, David Baddiel, reads from his children’s book The Taylor TurboChaser

4:15pm – Author Gareth P Jones reads from his book Dinosaur Detective: Catnapped! and takes us on a real adventure

4:20pm – Drawing with award-winning author and illustrator Rob Biddulph

4:30pm – Poet and author Joseph Coehlo reads Funny Fish from his book Poems Aloud

4:35pm – President of Libraries Connected, Carol Stump, reads a book from the official 2020 Summer Reading Challenge booklist – You Can’t Call an Elephant in an Emergency by Patricia Cleveland-Peck & David Tazzyman

4:40pm – Crafts, colour and creativity with the original queen of colouring, Johanna Basford

4:45pm – Authors Katie and Kevin Tsang read from their book Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Zombies – including some super silly dress up!

4:50pm – Let’s Get Silly with longest-serving female BBC Blue Peter presenter and author Konnie Huq

4.55pm – Presenter, author and adventurer, Ben Fogle reads an extract from his Mr Dog book series

5:05pm – The British Library shares content from their Discovering Children’s Books website where you can find a whole range of creative activities. In this video, Viviane Schwarz shows you fun ways of developing silly characters

5:10pm – How to Build a Super Silly Reading Den with BBC’s Katie Thistleton and Hacker T Dog

5:20pm – Children’s author Philip Ardagh reads from his book Bunnies on the Bus

5:25pm – Arts Council England’s Director of Libraries, Sue Williamson, reads her favourite poem

5:30pm – Silly Squad draw-along with author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson, who is the Summer Reading Challenge 2020’s official illustrator!

5:40pm – Award-winning comedian, actress and writer Samantha Baines reads from her novel Harriet Versus The Galaxy

5:45pm – Konnie Huq gets super silly with the Silly Squad

5:50pm – Shed School Magic with the nation’s favourite teacher, Mr Bates

6pm – The nation’s favourite comedian and presenter Paul O’Grady will read an excerpt from his favourite children’s book, The Borrowers

6:15pm – Children’s author (and game designer!) Gabrielle Kent reads from her book, Knights and Bikes

6:20pm – Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson shares why you should join The Silly Squad this summer!

6:25pm – The Reading Agency’s Trustee, Subnum Hariff-Khan reads from Roald Dahls Tales of the Unexpected. Subnum has over 20 years of experience working in the public library and museum sector and is currently Library and Information Manager for Oldham Libraries. Subnum is looking forward to having a seriously silly summer with the Silly Squad!

6:30pm – Jokes with our Ambassadors! Including Quick Reads 2020 author Milly Johnson, Samantha Baines, and Konnie Huq

6:35pm – Actor and writer Shobna Gulati (Dinner Ladies, Coronation Street) will read Tiny Ant from the Official Book Collection

6.40pm – Author and illustrator Laura Dockrill shares her favourite poems including her own poem My Mum’s Growing Down as well as one by Benjamin Zephaniah from Talking Turkeys and a Carol Ann Duffy poem!

6.45pm – It’s time to hear the official ‘Let’s Get Silly!’ theme song! Written and performed by Harry Baker and Chris Read

6:50pm – Closing the Launch Party with a bedtime story, actor Charlie Condou (Holby City, Coronation Street) reads This is Gus from the official Summer Reading Challenge book collection

7pm – End

Head to www.sillysquad.org.uk to sign up to the Challenge!- and keep an eye on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page throughout the summer to catch even more fantastic videos from our wonderful ambassadors and book collection authors!

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