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    The Global Reading Challenge

    The Global Reading Challenge is a "Battle of the Books" program for 4th and 5th graders enrolled in Seattle Public Schools. The program encourages children to have fun and enjoy reading.

    Led by Ms. Nygard, Whittier's Librarian, teams of children who have read the GRC books take part in a "Quiz Bowl" game to determine the winner for the city of Seattle. The program encourages 4th and 5th grade students of all reading levels to develop teamwork while reading some of the best in children's literature.

    To participate in the challenge, you must fulfill the following requirements:

    • Be a 4th or 5th grade student
    • Read at least 4 books from the list
    • Attend once-a-week practice from 11:20-11:40 during the months of January and February.

    You will eat your lunch and practice answering questions. 

    • Commit to being on a team

    We have limited copies of these books in our library, so please look to the local libraries for checkout as well. 

    For more information on the 2016 Global Reading Challenge, visit the Seattle Public Library website.

    Global Reading Challenge Selections...

    2017-18 selections will be announced in the Fall. Stay Tuned!