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    2021 Global Reading Challenge
    Posted on 11/06/2020
    Global Reading Challenge text with a rocket on the green background

    The Global Reading Challenge is a book trivia competition for 4th and 5th graders who attend Seattle Public Schools.

    Kids can read one, several, or all the books.

    You will work together as a team to advance in the competition by answering questions about each book.


    2021 Global Reading Challenge Books are announced

    New Way to Participate!

    • This year, The Seattle Public Library is offering an optional opportunity to participate creatively in The Global Reading Challenge!
    • Students are invited to create an art piece, either individually or collaboratively, in response to one of the Global Reading titles.
    • Physical copies of your artwork can be displayed in the windows of The Greenwood Branch Library.
    • Artwork will also be submitted digitally for possible sharing on social media.

    Are you up for achallenge?

    7 Team Members 7 books

    3 Months

    Virtual competition!

    How Will We Get the Books?

    • You can access many of the books digitally via Libby using your Seattle Public Library Card.
    • You can access both eBooks and eAudiobooks for various titles.
    • Paperback copies will also be delivered to your schools and made available via curbside service.
    • You can also place holds on the print copies available from the Seattle Public Library and pick them up via your nearest curbside branch.

    No library card? No worries.

    You can use Library Link with your student ID number to check out e-books. For more information about how this year's Global Reading Challenge works, take a look at the Seattle Public Library’s website.

    Read the 2021 Global Reading Challenge presentation pdf icon