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    Global Reading Challenge 2020

    North Beach 4th & 5th Graders are invited to participate in this year's Global Reading Challenge!!

    GRC Mission:
    To encourage reading as a fun and recreational activity that allows 4th & 5th grade students of all reading abilities to engage in the sport of reading. This citywide program is a collaborative effort between the Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Public Schools.

    GRC Goals:
    To ensure the participation of children with lower reading scores throughout the city.
    To foster teamwork and cooperative thinking.
    To build strong relationships between the Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Public Schools.
    To share quality children's literature with the participants that represents a diversity of experiences at a variety of reading levels.

                    2020 Global Reading Challenge Titles:

    Title:                                                                                        Author:

    Who Was Bruce Lee?                                                        Jim Gigliotti
    Front Desk                                                                        Kelly Yang
    Sanity & Tallulah                                                              Molly Brooks
    Skeleton Man                                                                   Joseph Bruchac
    A Whole New Ballgame                                                    Phil Bildner
    I Survived the Battle of  Gettysburg, 1863                      Lauren Tarshis
    Dash                                                                                       Kirby Larson        
    Kiki and Jacques                                                               Susan Ross
    Dragons in a Bag                                                               Zetta Elliot
    Gaby, Lost and Found                                                       Angela Cervantes

    Important Dates:

    • Signed Permission Slips Due:  November 16, 2019
    • In-School GRC Challenge in NB Cafeteria:  Friday, February 7, 2020 (8:30AM-10:00AM)
    • Semi-Finals:  Friday, March 13, 2020 at Central Library (10:00AM-12:00PM)
    • GRC Finals:  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Central Library (7:00PM)

    All books will be provided by the Seattle Public Library. The GRC books will be distributed to students at school, however, any student interested in getting a 'head start', is welcome to visit their local library to check out one (or two...) of the book choices. Additionally, feel free to visit our partner librarian, Louisa Storia, at the Broadview Library location. She assured us that she will always have extra copies for our North Beach students!

    If you have any questions, kindly contact Luci Bakker, North Beach Librarian

    Happy Reading!

    Luci Bakker
    North Beach Elementary